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USGS Surficial Geologic Map Compilations (OFR 2006-1260)

TitleUSGS Surficial Geologic Map Compilations (OFR 2006-1260)
Publication TypeMap
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Since 2006, the USGS has been releasing compilations of updated surficial geology compilations for Massachusetts under OFR2006-1260 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1260/).

Older, more detailed surficial geologic maps (GQs, etc...) for Massachusetts can be downloaded from the National Geologic Map Database (http://ngmdb.usgs.gov) and the USGS Publications Warehouse (http://pubs.usgs.gov)

Compilation areas published under OFR2006-1260 are:

  • A - Surficial Geologic Map of the Clinton-Concord-Grafton-Medfield 12-Quadrangle Area in East Central Massachusetts (USGS Open File Report 2006-1260-A)
  • B - Surficial Geologic Map of the Salem Depot-Newburyport East-Wilmington-Rockport 16-Quadrangle Area in Northeast Massachusetts (USGS Open File Report 2006-1260-B)
  • C - Surficial Geologic Map of the Ashby-Lowell-Sterling-Billerica 11-Quadrangle Area in Northeast-Central Massachusetts (USGS Open File Report 2006-1260-C)
  • D - Surficial Geologic Map of the Worcester North-Oxford- Wrentham-Attleboro Nine-Quadrangle Area in South- Central Massachusetts (USGS Open File Report 2006-1260-D)
  • E - Surficial Geologic Map of the Pocasset-Provincetown-Cuttyhunk-Nantucket 24-Quadrangle Area of Cape Cod and Islands, Southeast Massachusetts Area in South- Central Massachusetts (USGS Open File Report 2006-1260-E)
  • F - Surficial Geologic Map of the Norton-Manomet-Westport-Sconticut Neck 23-Quadrangle Area in Southeast Massachusetts(USGS Open File Report 2006-1260-F)
  • G - Surficial Geologic Map of the Heath-Northfield-Southwick-Hampden 24-Quadrangle Area in the Connecticut Valley Region, West-Central Massachusetts (USGS Open File Report 2006-1260-G)
  • I - Surficial Geologic Map of the Mount Grace-Ashburnham-Monson-Webster 24-Quadrangle Area in Central Massachusetts

See the links below for the USGS websites for each product.

If you're looking for an older, more detailed surficial geologic map of a particular quadrangle, we recommend using the National Geologic Map Database (http://ngmdb.usgs.gov) and the USGS Publications Warehouse (http://pubs.usgs.gov). We also recommend MassDEP's Hydrogeologic Information Matrix for finding the most recent USGS publications for a given town in Massachusetts (http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dep/water/compliance/hydromat.pdf

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1260
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