Abundant Mesoproterozoic A-type granitoid rocks of two intrusive suites underlie approximately 50 percent of the New Jersey Highlands. These rocks, the Byram Intrusive and Lake Hopatcong Intrusive Suites, consist of granite, alaskite, quartz monzonite, monzonite, and minor pegmatite. Byram and Lake Hopatcong rocks, although different mineralogically, are similar geochemically and contain overlapping abundances of most major and trace elements. Petrographic relationships, geochronology, field relationships, and geochemical similarities support a comagmatic origin for both suites. They constitute the here named Vernon Supersuite.
|Title||The vernon supersuite: Mesoproterozoic A-type granitoid rocks in the New Jersey highlands|
|Authors||R. A. Volkert, Avery A. Drake|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|