UMass Sesquicentennial

Cape Anne: Its physical and environmental geology

TitleCape Anne: Its physical and environmental geology
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRoss, ME
Keywords#Fieldtrips, #MassGeology, #MassGeologyBooks, Anneite, Cape Anne, diabase, dikes, Dogtown, dogtown morraine, erratics, gabbro, Gloucester, granite, Halibut Point, Manchester by the Sea, morraine, phenocrysts, Rafe's Chasm, Rockport

"Cape Anne, Massachusetts has long been famous for its spectacular scenery and intriguing geology. This volume, written by a long time resident and geologist, brings to life the secrets of Cape Anne's geology as well as the environmental impact current and past land use has had on the cape from a geological perspective. Also included is a geologic field guide to ten fascinating localities along the rocky shore." - From the book cover.

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The MA Geological Survey
Department of Geosciences
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University of Massachusetts
611 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

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