Other ID: USGS Borehole No. 6001
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, United States, North America;
Principal Investigator(s): John C. Hathaway
Affiliate Investigator(s): H. Peyton Herman - US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)
Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Drill a continuous core well near the geographic center of Nantucket Island to assess the total thickness of freshwater in sediments and obtain new stratigraphic information near the shoreward margin of the Georges Bank basin.
Start Date: 1975-11-09
Start Port/Location: off Milestone Road, Nantucket, MA
End Date: 1976-02-01
End Port/Location: off Milestone Road, Nantucket, MA
Equipment Used: Well drilling
Information to be Derived: Morphology; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Depth: 514 m. Data: cores; pore water samples; salinity values; electric logs; photos.
Staff: David W. Folger, Michael Bothner, Francis A. Kohout, Judith A. Commeau, Lawrence Poppe, Sally Needell, Rebecca Belastock, Charles J. O'Hara, Raymond E. Hall, Robert F. Commeau, John S. Schlee, James M. Robb, Wayne Ferrebee, Lyle D. McGinnis, Patricia Forrestel, Stanley Locker
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Folger, Mike Bothner, Francis Kohout, E.G.A. Weed, E.C. Rhodehamel, J. Commeau, L. Poppe, Sally A. Wood, E.H. Walker, Susan Wieber, Rebecca Belastock, Charles O'Hara, Ellen Davie, Raymond Hall, Robert Commeau, John Schlee, James Robb, Wayne M. Ferrebee, Lyle McGinnis, Anna Sundberg, Christina Schoen, John Dunlavey, David Delaney, Patricia Forrestel, Stanley Locker, Paul Cousins, John Baker, and Michael Frimpter.
Folger, D.W., Hathaway, J. C., Christopher, R. A., Valentine, P. C., and Poag, C. W., 1978, Stratigraphic test well, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 773, 28 p. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir773.