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  • Collection: (NH) Plutonic Magma Series -- Southwestern New Hampshire

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From the Concord Granite. Thin section contains plagioclase, potassium feldspar, quartz, biotite, and muscovite. Hand sample is finer grained and contains feldspars, quartz, and micas.

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Granite, dark facies, from the Concord Granite. Thin section contains quartz, plagioclase, potassium feldspar, and biotite. Hand sample shows lots of quartz and feldspars with dark biotite.

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Ferrohypersthene Garnet Biotite Tonalite from the Spaulding Quartz Diorite. Some samples are fairly weathered. Thin section contains garnet, biotite, quartz, and plagioclase. Hand sample shows garnet, biotite, quartz, feldspars, and evidence of…

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Garnet Gneiss from the Kinsman Quartz Monzonite. Thin section contains large alkali feldspar porphyroblasts, plagioclase, biotite, muscovite, garnet, and quartz. Hand sample is coarse grained and cataclastic, and contains plagioclase, bitote,…

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Garnet-rich quartz monzonite from the Kinsman Quartz Monzonite. Garnets are replaced partly by biotite. Some of the garnet forms pods and boudins. Similar sample to NH-9.
Hand sample shows large biotites, plagioclase, and quartz.
Thin section…

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Gneiss from the Bethlehem Gneiss series. Thin section contains biotite, plagioclase, alkali feldspar, and quartz. Hand sample shows slight discoloration (orange tinge) from weathering of an iron oxide, a high concentration of biotite, quartz, and…

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Gneiss from the Bethlehem Gneiss series. Thin section contains plagioclase, alkali feldspar, biotite, quartz, and muscovite. Hand sample contains feldspars, quartz, and micas.

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Gneiss from the Bethlehem Gneiss series. Coarser grained. Thin section contains biotite, muscovite, quartz, plagioclase, and alkali feldspar. Hand sample is coarser than NH-3 and contains quartz, feldspars, and micas. From the same locality as NH-4.

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Gneiss from the Bethlehem Gneiss series. Thin section contains biotite, muscovite, quartz, and plagioclase. Hand sample is finer grained than NH-3 and contains feldspars, quartz, and micas. From the same locality as NH-3.

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Gneiss from the Bethlehem Gneiss series. Thin section contains quartz, biotite, plagioclase, and muscovite. Hand sample is a leucocratic facies and contains quartz, feldspars, and micas.

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Granite from the Concord Granite series. Thin section contains plagioclase, alkali feldspar, biotite, quartz, and muscovite. Hand sample shows feldspars, quartz, and micas.

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Hornblende Gabbro-Diorite from the Spaulding quartz diorite. Thin section contains hornblende, plagioclase, and quartz. Hand sample contains hornblende, plagioclase, and quartz.

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Hypersthene Quartz Diorite from the Spaulding Quartz Diorite. Thin section contains pyroxene, quartz, biotite, plagioclase, and alkali feldspar. Hand sample shows micas, quartz, feldspars, and pyroxene.

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Coarse grained sample from the Concord Granite. Thin section contains plagioclase, potassium feldspar, quartz, and muscovite. Hand sample is a coarse granite with quartz, feldspars, and muscovite.

NH.pdf
OCR PDF of supplemental information for the Plutonic Magma Series- Southwestern New Hampshire collection.

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Leucocratic facies of the Kinsman Quartz Monzonite. Thin section contains plagioclase, bitote, quartz, alkali feldspar, and muscovite. Hand sample shows feldspars, quartz, and biotite. Taken from the same location as NH-7.

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Quartz Monzonite from the Kinsman Quartz Monzonite series. The garnets show definite zoning, with some zones up to 1.0mm thick. Thin section is garnet rich and also contains plagioclase, quartz, alkali feldspar, some biotite, and muscovite. Hand…

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Quartz Monzonite from the Kinsman Quartz Monzonite unit. Thin section contains lots of plagioclase in addition to biotite and quartz. Hand sample contains feldspars, quartz, and biotite.

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Quartz Monzonite from the Kinsman Quartz Monzonite unit. Thin section shows quartz, potassium feldspar, plagioclase, biotite, muscovite, and myrmekitic texture. Hand sample contains quartz, feldspars, and micas.

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Granite from the Spaulding Quartz Diorite. Thin section contains plagioclase, biotite, quartz, alkali feldspar, some garnet, and sillimanite. Hand sample shows quartz, feldspars, sillimanite, and mica.