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Field Activity Details for field activity 1975-027-FA

Other ID: USGS Borehole No. 6001

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John C. Hathaway

Affiliate Investigator(s): H. Peyton Herman - US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)

Information Specialist(s):

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 Port/Location: off Milestone Road, Nantucket, MA

End Port/Location: off Milestone Road, Nantucket, MA

Start Date: 1975-11-09

End Date: 1976-02-01

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

Affiliate Staff:
E.G.A. Weed
E.C. Rhodehamel
E.H. Walker
Susan Wieber
Ellen Davie
Anna Sundberg
Christina Schoen
John Dunlavey
David Delaney
Paul Cousins
John Baker
Michael Frimpter; H. Peyton Herman - Drilling Supervisor
US ACOE; Larry J. Nutter - electric logs; Austin Tyrer - Nantucket water-well drilling contractor; James Lentowski - Nantucket Conservation Foundation; W.S. Barrett

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.
Project = AMCOR, AMCOR


Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, United States, North America;

North: 41.283 South: 41.253 West: -70.053 East: -70.023




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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Well drilling --- Geology
1975-027-FA-SC-004 ( Core 29/1 - Core 45/1 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 300-449 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-002 ( Core 1/Section 1 - Core 10/Section 1 (pdf file) Visual core description, Nantucket Well 6001, depths 0-149 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-003 ( Core 11/1 - Core 28/1 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 149-300 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-001 ( Samples taken from Core 13/1 - Core 78/1 (pdf file) Sample description from cores 13, 37, 43, 54, 58, 65, 66, 72, 74, 75, 77, and 78, depths 188-889 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-006 ( Core 60/1 - Core 68/4 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 619-758 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-007 ( Core 69/1 - Core 79/1 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 758-907 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-005 ( Core 46/1 - Core 59/1 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 450-619 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-010 ( Core 94/1 - Core 101/4 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 1099-1247 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-009 ( Core 87/1 - Core 93/1 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 1000-1099 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-011 ( Core 102/1 - Core 115/2 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 1247-1487 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-012 ( Core 116/1 - Core 121/8 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 1497-1597 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-008 ( Core 80/1 - Core 86/6 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 907-1000 feet.)
1975-027-FA-SC-013 ( Core 122/1 - Core 126/5 (pdf file) Visual core description, depths 1597-1686 feet.)

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