A Splendid Teaching Outcrop in the Sauratown Mountains: 

Hogan Creek Formation Near Danbury, NC

McCauley, Marlene and Moore, Angela, M. Department of Geology, Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410, mmccaule@guilford.edu


Link to abstract at https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012SE/finalprogram/abstract_201950.htm

Geologic Themes
Metamorphic rocks, tectonic window, ductile deformation, folds, Sauratown Mountain Window

Other Related Field Trip Guides

Hatcher, R. D. Jr., 1988, Structure of the Sauratown Mountains Window, North Carolina, Carolina Geological Society Guidebook for the 1988 meetin, Carolina Geological Society, 83 p. Link

Published Maps

Espenshade, G.H., Rankin, D.W., Shaw, K.W., and Neuman, R.B., 1975, Geologic map of the east half of the Winston-Salem quadrangle, North Carolina-Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-709-B, scale 1:250000.http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_9473.htm

Site Access

The outcrop is located at the Sunset Park Campground, off NC 89/8 just south of Danbury, NC; the address is 1070 Sunset Park Rd Danbury, NC 27016. Owner Alan Bullins (gabull62@aol.com, 336-593-2992) graciously welcomes geologists. Park just east of the office, continue walking over the bridge, and turn left at a dirt road along Flat Shoals Creek and follow it to the outcrop.

See Google Map links for location: 36.3979, -80.193

USGS 7.5 Minute Quadrangle: Danbury, NC

Important Info.
Private Property - contact land owner before access 
Link to PDF of Guide