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Surficial geology map of the Great Heath, Washington County, Maine

Open-File Report 83-4

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Abstract

The major portion of the Great Heath, comprising 2,645 acres in the Cherryfield quadrangle, Washington County, Maine, generally averaging 13 feet in thickness, but with as great an average as 15 feet, contain an estimated 6,953 ,000 short tons air-dried peat. The peat #s chiefly sphagnum moss with some reed-sedge of high quality according to ASTM standards for agricultural and horticultural use. This same volume of peat may be considered for use as fuel because BTO per pound ranges from 8,600 to 10,500 with low sulfur and high hydrogen contents.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Surficial geology map of the Great Heath, Washington County, Maine
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-4
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map ;41 x 47 cm. +1 text (26 p. ; 28 cm.)