Skip to main content

Collection of geologic hand samples from Massachusetts


The collection of hand samples was obtained from projects of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) related to the construction of water and sewer lines, throughout mainly the eastern part of the state. The collection consists of 525 hand samples from which thin sections (525) were made; in addition, there are 21 boxes containing approximately 2 pound, hand samples from work on the Cosgrove Tunnel Project. The samples were collected by Father James Skehan and each chunk of rock has an identifier painted on it, referring to the station location. The thin sections and the hand samples are stored in cardboard boxes, on pallets, at the Record Center, on Deer Island in Boston Harbor. The condition of the collection of hand samples [...]

Child Items (0)


Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

“Collection Metadata Source File”
2.13 KB application/xml

Material Request Instructions

Mary Lydon, the librarian or Bill Levy, the geotechnical engineer would have to be contacted, in order to access the collection.


Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS


  • ReSciColl Archive



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 15:31:01 CST 2010

Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
sourceSystem CSC 1088827
UniqueKey State Inventory P1054

NGGDPP Collection Extension

Hand samples (Hand samples,
Physical Geoscience (Physical Geoscience,
Reference (Reference,
Engineering (Engineering,
unitItems (Items,
usageTrendThe collection is available for the MWRA's own use in project development or remediation work and is never accessed by external users.

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...