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  • Collection: (ADK) Anorthosite-Charnockite and Metamorphic Suite --
    Adirondack Mountains, New York

Tennantville gabbroic anorthosite
This medium grained facies is one of a number of anorthositic sheets that intrude throughout the stratigraphic section of the southern Adirondacks. A chemical analyses of specimens from this outcrop yield results that are almost identical with…

Two Pyroxene-spinel metagabbro
The locality near Northville, NY represents the only example of this assemblage that has been encountered to date (1980) in the Adirondacks. The original lithology is that of a typical olivine metagabbro. During granulite facies metamorphism,…

Two-pyroxene-plagioclase granulite
The Sacandaga Formation consists of a well layered series of dark granulites (AD-12) and leucogneisses (AD-13). Orthopyroxene is generally present in greater quantity than clinopyroxene. It is not known whether these rocks are metasedimentary or…

Wollastonite-garnet-diopside
This unique rock contains white crystalline wollastonite, brown grains of andradite garnet, and green diopside. Specimens courtesy of R.R. Bauer, plant manager of NYCO MInes (1980). McLelland reports some grossularite in addition to andradite.

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Woolen Mill gabbro
This specimen is representative of the pyroxene-plagioclase granulites that form from gabbros in the Adirondacks. This famous locality has been discussed, with analyses, by Buddington, 1939, Analysis 64L Table 15, and also in deWaard's 1965 type…
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