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Collection of rock cores from Massachusetts

Summary

The rock cores were collected from various drilling projects of the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD), involving the construction of bridges, highways, retaining walls and buildings, throughout the state. The collection consists of 2,800 boxes of rock core, that contain 15 to 20 feet of core, amounting to approximately 30,000 linear feet of core. This collection of rock cores was obtained from various drilling projects of the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD), involving the construction of bridges, highways, retaining walls and buildings, throughout the state. The Massachusetts Highway Department collection of rock core needs more space, in a new location (non-flood zone) and an upgraded storage facility. The system of labeling [...]

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Material Request Instructions

The geotechnical division of the Massachusetts Highway Department would have to be contacted and plans made to meet Nabil Hourani, the state geotechnical engineer or his assistant, at the depot site, to access the collection.

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Provenance

This collection record was derived from a survey of State Geological Survey organizations conducted under the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. Final Harvest from State Inventory on Fri Nov 12 15:22:22 CST 2010

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Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1088739
UniqueKey State Inventory P988

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primaryPurposes
Research (Research, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/primaryPurpose)
Reference (Reference, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/primaryPurpose)
Engineering (Engineering, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/primaryPurpose)
Teaching (Teaching, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/primaryPurpose)
collectionTypes
Physical Geoscience (Physical Geoscience, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/type)
collectionCategories
Rock cores (Rock cores, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/category)
usageTrendIf the collection had web access, use of the collection would increase substantially (based on conversations with Mass Highway personnel).
userGroups
Universities (Universities, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/userGroup)
Professional Researchers (Professional Researchers, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/userGroup)
Private Sector (Private Sector, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/userGroup)
unitItems (Items, http://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/NGGDPP/collection/unit)
collectionGrowthYes
size2800

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