UMass Sesquicentennial


New bedrock geologic map of the Newton quadrangle released

We are pleased to make Dr. Margaret D. Thompson's bedrock geologic map of the Newton 7.5' quadrangle available.  This map has been peer reviewed, and represents decades of field mapping and careful geochronology to delineate the stratigraphic distribution of units within the Boston Basin.

Welcome to our new website!

We've upgraded to a new platform to better serve your needs- we're now more able to keep the website updated and working correctly. Features of our new website:

Massachusetts now has a Geological Society!

We are very pleased to announce the formation of the Massachusetts Geological Society: a grassroots effort by multiple geologists in the Commonwealth to create a place where folks can come together and talk about, and see, all of the great geology Massachusetts has to offer.


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

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