10007: Portion of detailed geologic map of the Creedmoor quadrangle (Clark et al., 2002).  Virtual Field Trip stop 10007 is located in the CZdi unit of the Beaverdam diorite-gabbro complex in the Carolina terrane.

 
Unit description: CZdi - Beaverdam diorite: Grayish-white, fine- to coarse-grained, unfoliated to well foliated, mesocratic hornblende metagranodiorite to metadiorite.

Detailed geologic map 10008 10006 10005 10004 10002 and 10003 10001 10007 10000

10007: View looking southeast at outcrop of diorite (light colored matrix) with enclaves of gabbro (dark colored zones) within the Beaverdam diorite-gabbro complex of in the Carolina terrane.  This rock type is the intrusive breccia described by Wylie (1984).

 

Wylie, A.S., Jr., 1984, Structural and metamorphic geology of the Falls Lake area, Wake County, North Carolina [M.S.  thesis]:Raleigh, North Carolina State University, 79 p.

Diorite with gabbro enclaves
Diorite with gabbro enclaves
Diorite with gabbro enclaves
Diorite with gabbro enclaves