SURFICIAL GEOLOGY MAPS FOR THE CANAAN, BERLIN AND PITTSFIELD QUADRANGLES, MASSACHUSETTS

THESE ARE U. S. GEOLOGICAL 7 1/2-MINUTE QUADRANGLE PREPARED AT A SCALE OF 1'24,000 AND A CONTOUR INTERVAL OF 10 FEET. THE MAPS SHOW VARIOUS TYPES OF DEPOSITS SUCH AS ALLUVIUM, ALLUVIAL FAN, OUTWASH, STRATIFIED DRIFT, TILL, SWAMP, LAKE-FLOOR AND ICE-CHANNEL. LOCATIONS OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL PITS ARE SHOWN ON THE MAPS WITH KEYED NUMBERS WHICH REFER TO ACCOMPANYING SURFICIAL DATA SHEETS. SOME OF THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE DATA SHEETS IS AS FOLLOWS' LOCATION, GEOLOGICAL OCCURRENCE, TEXTURAL DESCRIPTION, ESTIMATED ENGINEERING SOIL CLASSIFICATION /UNIFIED/, DIMENSIONS OF DEPOSIT AND PIT, LITHOLOGIC COMPOSITION AND ESTIMATED GRAIN SIZE. THE MAPS ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND HAVE BEEN PREPARED SO AS TO MAKE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THE USER, IN PARTICULAR THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. EVENTUALLY, THE MAPS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN COLOR AFTER BEING EDITED FOR CONFORMITY WITH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STANDARDS. /BPR

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Geological Survey

    F Street Between 18th and 19th Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20244
  • Authors:
    • Holmes, G W
    • Atherton, J
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  • Accession Number: 00228597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hps-hpr-1/20/
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:07AM