Marble, Granite and Slate Industries of Vermont: Isle Lamotte to Graniteville, Vermont

Marble, Granite and Slate Industries of Vermont: Isle Lamotte to Graniteville, Vermont

Author(s): Charles A. Ratté, Duncan G. Ogden

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875906393

Online ISBN: 9781118667163

DOI: 10.1029/FT362

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 362.

Five (5) physiographic provinces are recognized in Vermont. They are (from west to east) the Taconic Highlands, the Champlain and Vermont Valley, the Green Mountains, the Piedmont, and the Northeast Highlands (Figure 1-1). Our travels will include stops in all but the Piedmont. The geology and nonmetallic mineral industries of these provinces will be briefly described. Quarrying of "true marbles" occurs today only in the Champlain and Vermont Valley province, whereas "verde antique marble" is found and quarried in the Green Mountains province. Slate, although once quarried extensively in the eastern Piedmont, is produced exclusively from rocks of the Taconic Highlands. Granitic plutons are primarily confined to the Northeast Highlands and thus the granite industry is located within this province. Scenery along the way will be enjoyed as a bonus as the field trip proceeds.

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