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The Hudson quadrangle straddles the Clinton-Newbury Fault Zone (CNFZ), which separates low metamorphic grade Silurian turbiditic metasediments and Devonian plutons of the Nashua sub-belt (Robinson...

The purpose of this project is to prepare an updated map of potential landslide hazards for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The intent is to provide the public, local government and local and...

This map is an interim product and will be superseded by an updated bedrock map of the quadrangle in 2016.

This map is a digital version of USGS OFR 75-658:...

This map also contains brittle fracture data as part of the GIS files.

This map is a progress report of bedrock geologic mapping currently underway in the Billerica...

Basalts are gaining more attention as reservoirs for the geological sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2). The purpose of this report is to present the results of experiments that were conducted...

Geologic carbon sequestration, defined as the permanent storage of CO2 in underground geologic reservoirs, is emerging as an important strategy towards mitigation of increasing accumulation of CO2...

This geologic map shows the distribution of surficial subaerial and subaqueous materials in the Newburyport East and northern half of the Ipswich 7.5' quadrangles (northeast Massachusetts) and the...

Well Inventories of selected 7.5' quadrangles consist of ESRI ArcView Project files (*.apr), associated ESRI shapefiles and scanned boring logs compiled from several sources. Each *. apr file...

The culmination of over 50 years of mapping and geologic investigation by U-Mass professor Peter Robinson and his students, this map details the structure and stratigraphy of the Oliverean gneiss...

This map is an interim progress report of mapping currently underway.

The Office of the Massachusetts State Geologist was asked by The Trustees of Reservations to make an assessment of an unusual deposit of what appears to be pisolitic bauxite or iron hardpan...

Fracture Characterization Map is included as sheets 2 and 3. Water Resources data included as sheet 4.

GIS and metadata forthcoming

Digitized version of U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2285

Well Inventories consist of ESRI ArcView Project files (*.apr), associated ESRI shapefiles and scanned boring logs compiled from several sources.   Each *. apr file displays borehole locations,...

This preliminary version of the Fracture Characterization Map of the Hudson Quadrangle (Kopera, 2006) has been removed pending the future release of an updated version of the underlying bedrock...

This map shows the stacked vertical distribution of nonlithified surficial earth materials within the Marlborough quadrangle. This series of maps shows these deposits as they are vertically...

Interim digital compilation of the published surficial geology of the Assawompsett Pond, Blue Hills, Bridgewater, Brockton, Duxbury, Hanover, Scituate, Norwood, Taunton, and Whitman 7.5'...

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...

Since 2006, the USGS has been releasing compilations of updated surficial geology compilations for Massachusetts under OFR2006-1260 (http://pubs.usgs....

The Newton quadrangle, located west of Boston, Massachusetts, is mainly underlain by clastic sedimentary and minor igneous rocks occupying the topographic Boston Basin (Crosby, 1880; Emerson, 1917...

Undergoing Editing and Review. Please contact sbmabee[at]geo[dot]umass[dot]edu for latest version.

The culmination of over 50 years of mapping and geologic investigation by U-Mass professor Peter Robinson and his students, this map details the structure and stratigraphy of the Oliverean gneiss...

On November 13th and 14th, 2011, residents and business owners in the area of Wapping Road in Deerfield, Massachusetts, began to notice light-gray, clay-rich mud appearing in the streams and...

The Massachusetts Geological Survey accompanied Massachusetts Department of Transportation personnel in the field on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, to observe the landslide and flooding damage along...

Maps in Progress are not distributed to the public. If you would like to see a copy of this map, please contact Joseph Kopera at jkopera[at]geo[dot]geo[dot]umass[dot]edu

Bedrock Geologic Map contains brittle fracture data

Mapping still in progress. For interim fracture database, please contact Joe Kopera

MGS Well inventories are a database of digitized water well data, boring logs, and images of well completion reports for a given quadrangle compiled into an ArcView 3.x project file.  Modeled...

The University of Massachusetts Department of Geosciences and Office of the Massachusetts State Geologist were asked by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to make an assessment of the...

This preliminary version of the Fracture Characterization Map of the Ayer Quadrangle (Kopera, 2006) has been removed pending the release of an updated version of the underlying bedrock geologic...

This preliminary version of the Bedrock Map of the Ayer Quadrangle (Kopera, 2006) has been removed pending the release of an updated version in the near future. The above version should be...

Well Inventories consist of ESRI ArcView Project files (*.apr), associated ESRI shapefiles and scanned boring logs compiled from several sources.   Each *. apr file displays borehole locations,...

This map has been superseded by MGS OFR 14-01: Preliminary Bedrock Geologic Map of the Hudson 7.5' Quadrangle Worcester and Middlesex Counties, Massachusetts

This map is...

Submitted to the U.S. Department of Interior and Minerals Management Service and Massachusetts Highway Department 34 pages contact sbmabee @geo.umass.edu

Well Inventories consist of ESRI ArcView Project files (*.apr), associated ESRI shapefiles and scanned boring logs compiled from several sources.   Each *. apr file displays borehole locations,...

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