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Origin of the rocks at Bishop and Clerks shoal and Collier Ledge, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts: Field report

TitleOrigin of the rocks at Bishop and Clerks shoal and Collier Ledge, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts: Field report
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMabee, SB
Pagination36
Date Published12/2004
PublisherOffice of the Massachusetts State Geologist
CityAmherst, MA
Keywords#MGSPub, #MGSPubs, #Reports, Bishop and Clerks, Cape Wind, Collier Ledge, erratics, lighthouse, Nantucket Sound, shoal
Abstract

The Office of the Massachusetts State Geologist was asked to make a determination of the origin of the rocks at the Bishop and Clerks Shoal and Collier Ledge in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts. The objective was to determine if the rocks at these two locations were natural features deposited by the glaciers or carried by barge and deposited by man. A field visit was conducted on September 15, 2004. This report summarizes the findings and conclusions.

Prepared for the Massachusetts Highway Department and Minerals Management Service.

URLhttp://www.geo.umass.edu/stategeologist/Products/reports/BCFieldReport.pdf
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