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Geologic and seismic investigation for relocation of Route 8, cut, stations 0-18 in Sandisfield, Mass.

Open-File Report 54-192

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Abstract

In December 1952 preliminary geologic and seismic reconnaissance were made if this site. Six seismic profiles were made at this time and a report on this work was transmitted by James E. Maynard and Russell F. Kaiser. The seismic data obtained at this time was derived from a continuous series of profiles approximately parallel to, and from 25 to 60 feet to the west of, the base line. These transverses explored the deepest part of the prospective cut, but did not furnish enough detailed information to permit sufficiently accurate estimates to be made of the quantities of materials to be excavated. This information required an additional, continuous series of seismic profiles made along the base line, and a series of single seismic profiles made across the base line at suitable intervals; this work was performed in August 1953 as part of a cooperative program of the United States Geological Survey and the Massachusetts Department of Public Works.


Mr. M. E. Chandler and Mr. W. L. Carney, Department of Public Works Engineers, performed all pertinent survey work required for this project, and prepared the essential plans and profiles. Mr. Chandler also operated the seismic equipment and assisted in the preparation of the seismic velocity data.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic and seismic investigation for relocation of Route 8, cut, stations 0-18 in Sandisfield, Mass.
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
54-192
Year Published:
1954
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Boston, MA
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
6
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
City:
Sandisfield