Skip Navigation
USGS - science for a changing world

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Skip Navigation

Summary Information for Field Activity 1972-002-FA

Area of Operations: Cape Ann Light to Brant Rock, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 07, 1972 to May 24, 1972

Chief scientist: Bob Oldale
John Schlee

   Massachusetts DNR-Division of Mineral Resources; C.F. Willett - Raytheon

Objectives: This survey was undertaken to establish if exploitable aggregate resources exist in Massachusetts waters. Following the reconnaissance survey (72001), the ATLANTIC TWIN assisted in Phase II of the survey by collecting vibracores.

Type of Activity: Vibracore;Vibracore

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary: Cruise was conducted by Raytheon Company Submarine Signal Division under contract to the Massachusetts Division of Mineral Resources to delineate potential areas of economic deposits of sand and gravel. No USGS ship-board presence; Bob Oldale and John Schlee provided planning and evaluation of samples and seismic survey data. Vibracores: 46.

Contact: Bob Oldale (
John Schlee (

InfoBank: uses the identifier T-1-72-MA. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links:

Platform Info:

Publications resulting from these data

Willett, C.F.,1972, Final report of Massachusetts Coastal Mineral Inventory Survey to the Director of Mineral Resources, Department of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Oceanographic and Environmental Services, Raytheon Company, Submarine Signal Division, Portsmouth, RI, 189 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Data Types and Locations:


Track line map.



Skip USGS links group

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USAGov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
End of USGS links group
Page Contact Information: WHSC Webmaster
Script last modified Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 @ 10:53am