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Shawano Co., Wisconsin, USA

The oldest rocks in Shawano County are those of the Proterozoic (about 1.4 billion year old) Wolf River Batholith, which occupies most of the county. This poorly exposed but complex granitic pluton also hosts an anorthosite mass, as well as several complex pegmatites. To the east are exposed Cambrian and Ordovician strata dipping east gently off the Wisconsin arch. The carbonate Ordovician rocks are quarried. Thick glacial debris, forest and lakes obscure outcrop in much of the County. glacial drift can yield interesting float material including native copper masses, banded iron formation, jasper and "Lake Superior" agates.

Mineral List

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'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Chlorite Group'
'K Feldspar'
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
var: Smoky Quartz

19 entries listed. 10 valid minerals.

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