North Smithfield, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 58' 0'' North , 71° 32' 58'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||41.96667,-71.54944|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Originally a part of Smithfield, North Smithfield was incorporated as a town in 1871.
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6 valid minerals.
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541 - 1000 Ma
|Harmony Group - Absalona Formation|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Absalona Formation
Description: Gray, medium- to coarse-grained biotite granite gneiss characterized by alkali feldspar porphyroblasts. Consists of biotite, hornblende, quartz, microcline, microperthite, albite, epidote, garnet, and chlorite. Subordinate amounts of quartz-biotite schist, amphibolite, and quartzite occur as layers and isolated bodies.
Comments: Part of Esmond-Dedham Subterrane (West Bay Area)
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.