Wilton, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||42° 50' 36'' North , 71° 44' 6'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||42.8433333333, -71.735|
The town of Wilton was officially incorporated in 1762.
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22 valid minerals.
This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.
|Silurian-Devonian358.9 - 443.8 Ma||Silurian-Devonian sedimentary rocks|
|Early Devonian393.3 - 419.2 Ma||Spaulding Tonalite|
Spaulding Tonalite (Spaulding Quartz Diorite of Fowler-Billings, 1949) - Weakly foliated to nonfoliated, spotted biotite quartz diorite, tonalite, granodiorite, and granite; garnet and muscovite may or may not be present.
Part of the New Hampshire Plutonic Suite (Late to Early Devonian) - Includes synkinematic and postkinematic granitoids related to the Acadian orogeny. Ages range from 410 to 365 Ma. New Hampshire Plutonic Suite: Kearsarge pluton = 393+/-5 Rb/Sr per NH028. Blackwater pluton = 398+/-? U/Pb, monazite per NH030. Pratt Pond pluton = 280+/-6 U/Pb, zircon, 272+/-2 U/Pb, monazite (J.N. Aleinikoff, oral commun., Dec. 1994). 365+/-? U/Pb, zircon, 365+/-? U/Pb, monazite (J.N. Aleinikoff, oral commun., May 1995). Quartz syenite dike (point within formation) = 159 K/Ar per NH037.
|Silurian419.2 - 443.8 Ma||Silurian sedimentary|
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .
USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.
Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.
Localities in this Region
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