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Summary for Field Activity Number 1972-002-FA

Alternate Leg ID: Phase II

Area of Operations: Cape Ann Light to Brant Rock, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 07, 1972 to May 24, 1972

Objectives: 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.

Type of Activity: Vibracore

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis

Summary: 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.

USGS Project Number: MCMIS

Contact: Bob Oldale (

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Map of field activity boundary.

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