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Quaternary geologic map of the Chesapeake Bay 4 degrees x 6 degrees quadrangle, United States

IMAP 1420(NJ-18)

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Abstract

The Quaternary Geologic Map of the Chesapeake Bay 4? x 6? Quadrangle was mapped as part of the Quaternary Geologic Atlas of the United States. The atlas was begun as an effort to depict the areal distribution of surficial geologic deposits and other materials that accumulated or formed during the past 2+ million years, the period that includes all activities of the human species. These materials are at the surface of the Earth. They make up the 'ground' on which we walk, the 'dirt' in which we dig foundations, and the 'soil' in which we grow crops. Most of our human activity is related in one way or another to these surface materials that are referred to collectively by many geologists as regolith, the mantle of fragmental and generally unconsolidated material that overlies the bedrock foundation of the continent. The maps were compiled at 1:1,000,000 scale.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quaternary geologic map of the Chesapeake Bay 4 degrees x 6 degrees quadrangle, United States
Series title:
IMAP
Series number:
1420(NJ-18)
Subseries:
GAUS
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map :col. ;44 x 54 cm., on sheet 79 x 138 cm, folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.
Scale:
1000000