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LithologyEdit

Greenschist , serpentinite , chert

Stratigraphic relationsEdit

Basement of the sequence in Ilocos; unconformably overlain by the Bangui Formation

DistributionEdit

Suyo, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

AgeEdit

Cretaceous (?)

Previous nameEdit

Suyo Metamorphics (BMG, 1981)

Renamed byEdit

MGB (2004)

DescriptionEdit

The Suyo Schist, exposed largely in Suyo, Burgos, Ilocos Norte, consists of amphibolite, quartz-biotite schist, actinolite-tremolite-talc schist and quartzite which are mostly in fault contact with serpentinized peridotite. These rocks are probably of Cretaceous age.

The amphibolite schist is light to dark green, fine to medium grained and is characterized by planar orientation of green amphibole, chlorite, feldspar and quartz. The rock exhibits usually nematoblastic texture with large bluish green amphibole and prismatic, light colored epidote.

The quartz-biotite schist, consisting dominantly of quartz with lesser amounts of biotite, epidote, garnet, hematite and piedmontite, occurs intimately with the amphibolite schist.

The actinolite-tremolite-talc schist, a product of dynamothermal metamorphism, is structurally confined along the contact of the intensely sheared serpentinized peridotite.

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