Sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks are found in Georgia. The state has four distinct geographic regions, and different types of each rock can be found throughout the land.Continue Reading
The northwest corner of Georgia falls into the Valley and Ridge region. Sedimentary rocks, such as limestone, sandstone and shale, are found here. Barite, ochre and coal have also been mined from this region.
The Blue Ridge region contains the mountains of North Georgia. These rocks are metamorphic, coming from pre-historic sedimentary and igneous rocks. Metagranite, gneiss, mafic, ultramafic and metavolcanic rocks are common in this area.
The middle geographic section of Georgia, the Piedmont, contains metamorphic rocks as well. It also has igneous rocks in some areas. The metamorphic rocks are slightly different from the metamorphics found in the Blue Ridge region. Rocks in this portion of the state include schist, gniess, amphibolites, migmaties, and the igneous granites. Granite is mined from this area, and the granite "Stone Mountain," a tourist attraction, was formed by the same granite veins that traverse the region.
The Coastal Plain region contains mainly sedimentary rocks, with metamorphic and igneous rocks underneath. Limestone, sandstone and shale are found here, and the beaches contain white quartz. Kaolin is mined in this region, as are limestone formations.Learn more about Geology
Rules and regulations for hunting in Georgia include having a basic hunting license for any type of hunting and having a specialty license for the type of animal hunted, according to the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Another rule is resident hunters over the age of 16 must complete a hunting education course before they receive a hunting license.Full Answer >
Pegmatite is found in all parts of the world, and they are most abundant in very old rocks. Some are found in large intrusive igneous rocks, while others are distributed in the rocks surrounding the intrusive igneous rocks.Full Answer >
Metamorphic rocks are used for roofing material, decorative gardening stone, the base for snooker tables, building material, sculpture material and paving material. Metamorphic rocks come in three different types: slate, marble and schist.Full Answer >
Shale, marble, mudstone, slate and well-packed sandstone are all examples of impermeable rocks, which means that water cannot easily pass through them. A large number of metamorphic and igneous rocks are impermeable, as long as they are not fractured.Full Answer >