UMass Sesquicentennial

New Surficial Materials Map of Massachusetts Released

A 1:24,000-scale geologic map Database of surficial materials has been released by the USGS for Massachusetts.  This has been a major effort by the Massachusetts Geological Survey, in collaboration with the USGS, since 2002.  The database and map represents the culmination of nearly 80 years of state-federal cooperation and research.  The companion statewide Quaternary map of Massachusetts is underway and should be published in the next few years!

You can see the map at


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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