The Bethany Beach borehole (Qj32-27) provides a nearly continuous record of the Oligocene to Pleistocene formations of eastern Sussex County, Delaware. This 1470-ft-deep, continuously cored hole penetrated Oligocene, Miocene, and Pleistocene stratigraphic units that contain important water-bearing intervals. The resulting detailed data on lithology, ages, and environments make this site an important reference section for the subsurface geology of the region.
Please give proper credit to the Delaware Geological Survey.
McLaughlin, P.P., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Ramsey, K.W., Benson, R.N., Tomlinson, J.L., Sugarman, P.J., 2008, Stratigraphy and Correlation of the Oligocene to Pleistocene Section at Bethany Beach, Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigation 75, 47 pp.
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