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Summary Information for Field Activity 1979-024-FA

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 16, 1979 to August 20, 1979

Chief scientist: Chuck O'Hara

Objectives: Identify and map the geology and shallow structure of Massachusetts Bay. Assess potential mineral resources, principally sand and gravel. Evaluate feasibility and environmental impact of offshore mining of mineral deposits and offshore disposal of solid waste material. Evaluate potential containment and/or dispersal sites for offshore dumping of harbor dredge-spoil material. Evaluate potential geologic hazards that may impact proposed petroleum pipe line corridors from offshore wells to processing facilities onshore. Determine the geologic framework and Quaternary development of this part of the Atlantic Inner Continental Shelf. Select sites for possible coring in summer 1980. Augment similar data obtained in the Massachusetts Bay inshore area by Raytheon Co. (May 1972, PHIPPS, FA 72001) and further offshore by this office (June 1979, GILLISS Leg 2, FA 79012).

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: Uniboom: 500 km.

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-8-79-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Oldale, Robert N., and Bick, Jennifer,1987, Maps and seismic profiles showing geology of the inner continental shelf, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1923, 4 sheets. (Available as a PDF version)

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