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DUCO-10 hand sample of quartzite
Metamorphised sandstone with a gray, glassy appearance. From the Paughquag quartzite, a late Cambrian formation. The basal Cambrian quartzite rests on pre-Cambrian gneisses.

The thin section shows quartz and plag with some biotite and grain…

This specimen is typical of the 5-10 foot thick coarse grained layers of glassy quartzites that comprise this formation. In most instances the quartzites are about 90% quartz. Feldspar and garnet are encountered locally. This is presumed to be the…
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