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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-221
A Pictorial Survey of the Bedrock Beneath Western Cape Cod, Massachusetts


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Hermes, O.D., and Zartman, R.E., 1992, Late Proterozoic and Silurian alkaline plutons within the southeastern New England Avalon zone: Journal of Geology, v. 100, p. 477-486.

Hutchinson, D.R., Klitgord, K.D., Lee, M.W., and Trehu, A.M., 1988, U.S. Geological Survey deep seismic profile across the Gulf of Maine: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 100, p. 172-184.

Koteff, C., and Cotton, J.E., 1962, Preliminary results of recent deep drilling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Science, v. 137, no. 2523, p. 34.

Leo, G.W., Martensen, J.K., Barriero, B., Phillips, J.D., 1993, Petrology and U-Pb geochronology of buried Avalonian plutonic rocks on southeastern Cape Cod: Atlantic Geology, v. 29, p. 103-114.

Murray, D.P., Hermes, O.D., and Dunham, T.S., 1990, The New Bedford area; A preliminary assessment: Geological Society of America Special Paper, v. 245, p. 155-168.

Skehan, J.W., 1997, Assembly and dispersal of supercontinents: The view from Avalon: Journal of Geodynamics, v. 23, p. 237-262. 

Streckeisen, A.L., 1973, Plutonic rocks, classification and nomenclature recommended by the IUGS subcomission on the systematics of igneous rocks: Geotimes, v. 18, p. 26-30.

Weed, E.G.A., 1991, Mesozoic and Tertiary stratigraphy of Cape Cod and the nearby islands, in Goldsmith, R., Stratigraphy of the Milford-Dedham Zone, eastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, v. P 1366-E-J, p. E46-E62.

Wones, D.R., and Goldsmith, R., 1991, Intrusive rocks of eastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, v. P 1366-E-J, p. I1-I61.

Zartman, R.E., and Naylor, R.S., 1984, Structural implications of some radiometric ages of igneous rocks in southeastern New England, Geological Society Bulletin, v. 95, p. 522-549

Suggested Reading

Dallmeyer, R.D., 1982, Ar40/Ar39 ages from the Narragansett Basin and southern Rhode Island basement terrain; Their bearing on the extent and timing of Alleghenian tectonothermal events in New England: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 93, p. 1118-1130.

Dallmeyer, R.D., and Hermes, O.D., 1986, Ar40/Ar39 mineral ages from the Scituate Metagranite: Implications for the extent and magnitude of late Paleozoic tectonothermal activity in New England: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 18, p. 579.

Dunham, T.S., 1989, Alkalic rocks near Westport, Massachusetts, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, 134p.

Folger, D.W., Hathaway, J.C., Christopher, R.A., Valentine, P.C., and Poag, C.W., 1978, Stratigraphic test well, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: Geological Survey Circular, v. 773, 28 p.

Hall, R E., Poppe, L.J., and Ferrebee, W.M., 1980, A stratigraphic test well, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: Geological Survey Bulletin, v. 1488, 19 p.

Hallett, B.W., Poppe, L.J., and Brand, S.G., 2004, Petrography and character of the bedrock surface beneath western Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences, (in press).

Hepburn, J.C., Lux, D.R., and Hill, M., 1987, Ar40/Ar39 Carboniferous cooling ages from the Nashoba terrane, eastern Massachusetts: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 19, p. 18.

Maevsky, A., and Drake, J.A., 1963, Southeastern Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Massachusetts Basic-Data Report no. 7, Ground-Water Series, 55 p.

Murray, D.P., Hermes, O.D., and Hamidzada, N.A., 1998, Understanding issues of magma mixing and Avalonian to Alleghanian tectonism along the eastern fringe of southeastern New England Appalachians, the New Bedford region, in MURRAY, D.P. (editor), Guidebook to field trips in Rhode Island and adjacent regions in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Annual meeting - New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference Guidebook 90, p. A2.1-A2.22.

Oldale, R.N., 1969, Seismic investigations on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, Massachusetts, and a topographic map of the basement surface from Cape Cod Bay to the islands: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, v. 650-B, p. B122-B127.

Oldale, R.N., and Tuttle, C.R., 1964, Seismic investigations on Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, v. 475-D, p. D118-D122.

Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Hathaway, J.C., Blackwood, D.S., 2001, A Laboratory Manual for X-Ray Powder Diffraction: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 01-041, CD-ROM.

Zartman, R.E., and Marvin, R.F., 1991, Radiometric ages of rocks in Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, v. P 1366-E-J, p. J1-J19.

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