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Memorandum describing the geology and ground-water conditions in the vicinity of Simpsonville, Maryland

Open-File Report 55-127

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Abstract

This memorandum summarizes briefly the result of a study of the ground-water conditions of a small area near Simpsonville, Maryland, underlain chiefly by the Guilford granite (granite-pegmatite) of early Paleozoic or late Precambrian age. The records. of 15 wells and 5 sprints are given, as are t he sample-study legs of 3 test wells drilled at the site of a planned industrial labratory. A geologic map revised some-what from a published map by Cloos and Broedel is included (fig. 1).

The study of the hydrology in the vicinity of Simpsonville was undertaken as a part of the ground-water investigations in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources. It provides ground-water data in addition to those already available, as a basis for a decision by the Maryland Water Resources Commission in regard to the application of an industrial laboratory to appropriate 200,000 gallons of ground water a day at a site about half a mile northwest of Simpsonville (approximately 12 miles southwest of Baltimore). Also, it supplements existing information on the occurrence of ground water in crystalline rocks of the type underlying the site, which are widespread in the Piedmont of Maryland and other States.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Memorandum describing the geology and ground-water conditions in the vicinity of Simpsonville, Maryland
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
55-127
Year Published:
1955
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
24 p.
Country:
United States
State:
South Carolina
City:
Simpsonville
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N