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Summary Information for Field Activity 1976-032-FA

Area of Operations: eastern Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island, western Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 24, 1976 to September 06, 1976

Chief scientist: Chuck O'Hara

   Albert Stockel, Woodward-Clyde Consultants

Objectives: The vibracore sampling program is intended to determine the nature of the bottom sediments and shallow substrate of the inner shelf. The core data will be correlated with sub-bottom seismic profiling data to determine the distribution, lithology and economic importance of offshore geologic features and mineral resources. In addition, these studies will document important landmark data, help to evaluate the feasibility and environmental conditions of offshore mining of mineral deposits and offshore disposal of solid waste material, and provide information on the geology and geologic history of the region.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Morphology;

Summary: Cores: 16; Total core feet: 294 ft (90 m).

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-1-76-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

O'Hara, Charles J., and Oldale, Robert N.,1980, Maps showing geology and shallow structure of eastern Rhode Island Sound and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1186, 5 sheets, 41 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

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