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Outcrop Be23-g: Charnockite Boulders in the South Branch of Naaman Creek

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Rock Outcrop Be23-g: Charnockite Boulders in the South Branch of Naaman Creek

Running through Knollwood Park in Claymont, DE is the South Branch of Naaman Creek. This stream is laden with fairly mafic, medium to coarse-grained charnockite. Some of the charnockite samples here may be mylonitic. A few boulders contain xenoliths as well. Other gabbro boulders display charnockite veins in a gradational zone over about 1-2 meters.

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Rock Outcrop Be23-g: Charnockite Boulders in the South Branch of Naaman Creek
Rock Outcrop Be23-g: Charnockite Boulders in the South Branch of Naaman Creek
Rock Outcrop Be23-g: Charnockite Boulders in the South Branch of Naaman Creek