Generalized Lithology and Lithogeochemical Character of Near-Surface Bedrock in the New England Region
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2003_225

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Summary
Abstract: This geographic information system (GIS) data layer shows the dominant
lithology and geochemical, termed lithogeochemical, character of near-surface
bedrock in the New England region covering the states of Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The bedrock units in
the map are generalized into groups based on their lithological composition
and, for granites, geochemistry. Geologic provinces are defined as
time-stratigraphic groups that share common features of age of formation,
geologic setting, tectonic history, and lithology.

This data set incorporates data from digital maps of two NAWQA study areas, the
New England Coastal Basin (NECB) and the Connecticut, Housatonic, and Thames
River Basins (CONN) areas and extends data to cover the states of Connecticut,
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The result is a
regional dataset for the lithogeochemical characterization of New England (the
layer named NE_LITH). Polygons in the final coverage are attributed according
to state, drainage area, geologic province, general rock type, lithogeochemical
characteristics, and specific bedrock map unit.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.42 S: 40.9  E: -66.93  W: -73.73

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: G.R. Robinson, Jr., and K.E. Kapo
Dataset Title: Generalized Lithology and Lithogeochemical Character of Near-Surface Bedrock in the New England Region
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: Map
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-225/


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW ENGLAND


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATER CHANNELS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >COASTAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >AEOLIAN LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >TECTONIC LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >AGE DETERMINATIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >MINERALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Keywords
OFR
Open File Report
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Lithogeochemical
Bedrock
Geology
Geochemistry
Stream Sediment Chemistry
Lithology
Mineral
Water Chemistry


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS OPEN-FILE SERVICES SECTION
Phone: 303-202-4200
Phone: 303-202-4210
Fax: 303-202-4188
Email: infoservices at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Information Services
Open-File Services Section
Box 25286
Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees


Personnel
GIPLIN R. ROBINSON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703-648-6113
Fax: 703-648-638
Email: grobinso at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, ER
Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA


KATHERINE E. KAPO
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 703 648-6103
Email: kkapo at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA


Publications/References
Ayotte, J.P., Nielsen, M.G., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Moore, R,B., 1999,
Relation of arsenic, iron, and manganese in ground water to aquifer type,
bedrock lithogeochemistry, and land use in the New England Coastal Basins, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigative Report 99-4162, 61 p.

Ayotte, J.D., Montgomery, D.L., Flanagan, S.M., and Robinson, K.W., 2003,
Arsenic in ground water in eastern New England: Occurrence, controls, and human health implications: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 37, no.10, p.2075-2083.

Bailey, S.W. and Hornbeck, J.W., 1992, Lithologic composition and rock
weathering potential of forested, glacial-till soils, Research paper NE-662, Radnor PA: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Northeastern Forest Experimental Station, 7 p.

Doll, C.G., Cady, W.M., and Thompson, J.B., Jr., and Billings, M.P., eds.
and compilers, 1961, Centennial Geology Map of Vermont: Montpelier, VT, U.S. Geological Survey, 1:250,000, 1 sheet. (transverse mercator projection, based on best available information).

Grady, S.J. and Mullaney, J.R., 1998, Natural and human factors affecting
shallow water quality in surficial aquifers in the Connecticut, Housatonic, and Thames River Basins: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4042, 81 p.

Guidotti, C.V., 1985, Generalized map of regional metamorphic zones:in
Osberg, P.H., and others: Augusta, Maine, Maine Geological Survey, 1 map sheet, 1:1,600,000.

Hermes, O.D., Gromet, L.P., Murray, D.P., 1994, Bedrock geologic map of
Rhode Island: Kingston, R.I., Office of the Rhode Island State Geologist, Rhode Island Map Series No 1, 1 map sheet, 1:100,000.

Lyons, J.B., Bothner, W.A., Moench, R.H., and Thompson, J.B., Jr., 1997,
Bedrock geologic map of New Hampshire: Reston, Va., U.S. Geological Survey
Special Map, 2 map sheets, 1:250,000.

McHone, J.G., and Butler, J.R. 1984. Mesozoic igneous provinces of New
England and the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean: Geological Society of
America Bulletin v.95, p. 757-765.

Osberg, P.H., Hussey, A.M. II, and Boone, G.M., 1985, Bedrock geologic
map of Maine: Augusta, Maine, Maine Geological Survey, 1 map sheet, 1:500,000.

Robinson, G.R., Jr., 1997, Portraying chemical properties of bedrock for
water quality and ecosystem analysis: an approach for the New England Region: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-154, 17 p.

Robinson, G.R., Jr., Peper, J.D., Steeves, P.A., and DeSimone, L.A.,
1999, Lithogeochemical character of near-surface bedrock in the Connecticut, Housatonic, and Thames River Basins: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4000 digital.

Robinson, G.R., Jr., Ayotte, J.P., Montgomery, D.C., and DeSimone, L.A.
2002, Lithogeochemical Character of Near-Surface Bedrock in the New England
Coastal Basins: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 02-00 digital.

Rogers, John (compiler), 1985, Bedrock geological map of Connecticut:
Connecticut Geologic and Natural History Survey, Natural Resource Atlas Map
Series, 2 map sheets, 1:125,000.

Soller, D.R., 1993, Map showing the thickness and character of Quaternary
sediments in the glaciated United States east of the Rocky Mountains -
Northeastern states, the Great Lakes, and parts of southern Ontario and the
Atlantic offshore area (east of 80o 31' west longitude): U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Invistigations Series Map I-1970-A.

Smoot, J.P., 1991, Sedimentary facies and depositional environments of
early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup basins, eastern North America: Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, v. 84, p. 369-423.

Zen, E-an, Goldsmith, G.R., Ratcliffe, N.L., Robinson, P., and Stanley,
R.S., 1983, Bedrock geologic map of Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey,
Monograph Series, 3 map sheets, 1:250,000.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-01-12

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