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

Mangerite-charnockite
This specimen is typical of the metaigneous charnockitic rocks associated with the massif anorthosites in the Adirondacks. With variation in the quantity of modal quartz, the rock qualifies as either a charnockite or a mangerite. Quartz content is…

Fayalite-ferrohedenbergite-mesoperthite granite
This granite post-dates deformation and metamorphism. Silver got a U/Pb zircon age of 1125 Ma. This is a most unusual rock type. This rock has small quantities of fayalitic olivine and ferrohedenbergite that occur with mesoperthite and quartz. It…

Charnockite
This particular charnockite has been described, with analyses by deWaard and Romey, "Petrogenetic Relationships in the Anorthosite-Charnockite Series of the Snowy Mountain Dome," in Anorthosite Volume, New York State Museum Memoir 18, p.307-315. In…

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…

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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