Generalized geologic map of bedrock lithologies and surficial deposits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region, Tennessee and North Carolina

Open-File Report 2004-1410
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Abstract

The geology of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (GSMNP) region of Tennessee and North Carolina was studied from 1993 to 2003 as part of a cooperative investigation with the National Park Service (NPS). This work has been compiled as a 1:100,000-scale map derived from mapping done at 1:24,000 and 1:62,500 scale. The geologic data are intended to support cooperative investigations with NPS, the development of a new soil map by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (http://www.discoverlifeinamerica.org/). At the request of NPS, we mapped areas previously not visited, revised the geology where stratigraphic and structural problems existed, and developed a map database for use in interdisciplinary research, land management, and interpretive programs for park visitors.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Generalized geologic map of bedrock lithologies and surficial deposits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region, Tennessee and North Carolina
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2004-1410
DOI 10.3133/ofr20041410
Edition Online only
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description Report: 109 p.; Plate: 54.25 x 39.42 inches; Shapefiles; Database
Country United States
State North Carolina, Tennessee
Other Geospatial Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N