Generalized Lithology and Lithogeochemical Character of Near-Surface Bedrock in the New England Region

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: G.R. Robinson, Jr., and K.E. Kapo
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Generalized Lithology and Lithogeochemical Character of Near-Surface Bedrock in the New England Region
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-225/
Description:
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. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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).
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REFERENCE: 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.
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REFERENCE: 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.
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REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
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REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.73
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.93
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.42
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.9
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW ENGLAND
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Contact_Person: GIPLIN R. ROBINSON
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Contact_Person: KATHERINE E. KAPO
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Address: U.S. Geological Survey, ER
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Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-6103
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: grobinso@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kkapo@usgs.gov
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20041220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050112
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Address: U.S. Geological Survey, ER
Address: Mail Stop 954
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6113
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-638
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