USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1972-002-FA

Other ID: Phase II

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale, John S. Schlee

Affiliate Investigator(s): Massachusetts DNR-Division of Mineral Resources; C.F. Willett - Raytheon

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: This survey was undertaken to establish if exploitable aggregate resources exist in Massachusetts waters. Following the reconnaissance survey (72001), the ATLANTIC TWIN assisted in Phase II of the survey by collecting vibracores.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1972-05-07

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1972-05-24

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: LORAC type B radiolocation system, Alpine Vibracorer

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Cruise was conducted by Raytheon Company Submarine Signal Division under contract to the Massachusetts Division of Mineral Resources to delineate potential areas of economic deposits of sand and gravel. No USGS ship-board presence; Bob Oldale and John Schlee provided planning and evaluation of samples and seismic survey data. Vibracores: 46.

Staff: Robert N. Oldale, John S. Schlee

Affiliate Staff:
Raytheon geologist; Alpine Geophysical: James Kotsolis - Vibracore operator
B. Brasher - LORAC navigation party chief; Mass. Division of Mineral Resources: J. Jackimovicz

Notes: Cruise was conducted by Raytheon Company Submarine Signal Division under contract to the Massachusetts Division of Mineral Resources to delineate potential areas of economic deposits of sand and gravel. No USGS ship-board presence; Bob Oldale and John Schlee provided planning and evaluation of samples and seismic survey data.
Project = MA Coastal Mineral Inventory, MA Coastal Mineral Inventory

Location:

Cape Ann Light to Brant Rock, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.55 South: 42.05 West: -70.95 East: -70.25

Platform(s):

photo of Atlantic Twin
Atlantic Twin

Publications

Willett, C.F., 1972, Final report of Massachusetts Coastal Mineral Inventory Survey to the Director of Mineral Resources, Department of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Massachusetts: , Oceanographic and Environmental Services, Raytheon Company, Submarine Signal Division, Portsmouth, RI. 189 p., download PDF.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
LORAC type B radiolocation system --- Navigation
1972-002-FA-LN-001 ( Track line map.)
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology