Analysis of Archean Quartzite, Granite Mountains, Wyoming
The Granite Mountains contain a narrow belt of Paleoarchean and Mesoarchean crust that extends approximately 70km east-west across central Wyoming. This belt is referred to as the Sacawee block and is composed of granitic and tonalitic orthogneisses and supracrustal rock including pelitic schists and quartzites. For this project 18 quartzite samples were collected from various locations within the Sacawee block. Quartzite samples were chosen due to a blue hue in hand sample. Once the samples had been collected they were prepared at the University of Wyoming. Geochemistry was obtained by creating ...
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