Share

Printer-friendlySend by email

First State Geology Newsletter Signup

First State Geology has been the newsletter of DGS for over 25 years.

Click here to signup!

MS6 Cross Section of Pliocene and Quaternary Deposits Along the Atlantic Coast of Delaware

Cross Section of Pliocene and Quaternary Deposits Along the Atlantic Coast of Delaware
Publication Type:
Miscellaneous Map
Publication Date:
Jun 1999
Authors:
Ramsey, K.W.
Abstract:

Exploration for sand resources for beach nourishment has led to an increase in the amount of geologic data available from areas offshore Delaware's Atlantic Coast. These data are in the form of cores, core logs, and seismic reflection profiles. In order to provide a geologic context for these offshore data, this cross section has been constructed from well and borehole data along Delaware's Atlantic coastline from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island. Placing the offshore data in geologic context is important for developing stratigraphic and geographic models for predicting the location of stratigraphic units found offshore that may yield sand suitable for beach nourishment. The units recognized onshore likely extend offshore to where they are truncated by younger units or by the present seafloor.

Downloads and Data


Coverage Area
Use Constraints

Please give proper credit to the Delaware Geological Survey.

Ramsey, K.W., 1999, ross Section of Pliocene and Quaternary Deposits Along the Atlantic Coast of Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map 6

Contact Info

Delaware Geological Survey
Phone: (302)-831-2833
Fax: (302)-831-3579
delgeosurvey@udel.edu

University of Delaware
Delaware Geological Survey Building
Newark, DE 19716
Mon - Fri; 8:00am to 4:30pm