Geology of the Huntsville quadrangle, Alabama

IMAP 329
Prepared in cooperation with the City of Hunstville and Geological Survey of Alabama
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The 7 1/2-minute Huntsville quadrangle is in south-central Madison County, Ala., and includes part of the city of Hunstville. The south, north, east, and west boundaries of the quadrangle are about 3 miles north of the Tennessee River, 15 1/2 miles south of the Tennessee line, 8 miles west of the Jackson County line, and 9 miles east of the Limestone County line.

The bedrock geology of the Huntsville quadrangle was mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the city of Hunstville and the Geological Survey of Alabama as part of a detailed study of the geology and ground-water resources of Madison County, with special reference to the Huntsville area. G. T. Malmberg began the geologic mapping of the county in July 1953, and completed it in April 1954. T. H. Sanford, Jr., assisted Malmberg in the final phases of the county mapping, which included measuring geologic sections with hand level and steel tape. In November 1958 Sanford, assisted by L. R. West, checked contacts and elevations in the Hunstville quadrangle; made revisions in the contact lines; and wrote the text for this report. The fieldwork for this report was completed in April 1959.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology of the Huntsville quadrangle, Alabama
Series title IMAP
Series number 329
DOI 10.3133/i329
Year Published 1961
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description Plate: 46.39 x 36.10 inches
Country United States
State Alabama
County Madison County
City Hunstville
Other Geospatial Cumberland Plateau;Highland Rim
Scale 24000
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