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Digital Geodata Series
DGS10-2 Surficial Geology of New Jersey (Scale 1:24,000)

METADATA


Abstract

Surficial geologic materials are unconsolidated sediments that overlie bedrock and Coastal Plain formations, and that are the parent material for agronomic soils. In New Jersey, they include glacial, river, marine, windblown, wetland, and hillslope deposits and weathered-rock material. These materials are distinguished and mapped based on their grain size, mineral composition, bedding, physical properties, and landscape position. They are as much as 400 feet thick but are less than 30 feet thick over most of the state. Glacial deposits and weathered-rock material occur in the northern half of the state, marine deposits occur in the coastal areas of southern and central New Jersey, the other deposits occur statewide. These deposits are mapped at 1:24,000 scale using U. S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute topographic quadrangles as base maps.

This GIS data sets depict the surface extent of the surficial materials in the quadrangles. Note that additional surficial materials may occur beneath the surface deposit, particularly in glaciated areas of northern New Jersey and coastal areas of southern New Jersey. The data are from various Geologic Map Series and Open-File Maps at 1:24,000 scale. Additional data may be available by contacting the New Jersey Geological Survey. This may include: well and boring logs, bedrock-surface contours, geophysical data, cross sections, discussion of geologic history and hydrologic and engineering properties of the surficial materials, age and correlation of the surficial materials, lithologic data, glacial and landform features, and detailed unit descriptions.

New Jersey 7-1/2' Quadrangle Index Map Showing County Boundaries

Download a surficial geology quadrangle coverage/shapefile by clicking a file link below.

4.PineIsland(NY)
8. Hamburg
9.
Wawayanda
10.
GreenwoodLake(NY)
11.
Sloatsburg(NY)
16.
Franklin
17.
Newfoundland
20.Park Ridge
26.
Stanhope
27.
Dover
28.
Boonton
30.
Paterson
31.
Hackensack
40.
Caldwell
41.
Orange
42.
Weehawken
43.
Central Park(NY)
50.
Chatham
51.
Roselle
52.
Elizabeth
53.
Jersey City
60.
Bound Brook
63.
Arthur Kill(NY)
74.
Sandy Hook
83.
Long Branch
89.
Roosevelt
90
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Map of New Jersey 7.5 minute USGS Quads Pine Island Quad Hamburg Quad Wawayanda Quad Greenwood Lake Quad Sloatsburg  Quad  Franklin Quad  Newfoundland Quad  Park Ridge Quad  StanhopeQuad Dover Quad  BoontonQuad  Paterson Quad  Hackensack Quad  Caldwell Quad Orange  Quad  Weehawken Quad  Central Park Quad Chatham  Quad Roselle  Quad  Elizabeth Quad  Jersey City Quad  Bound Brook Quad Arthur Kill  Quad  Sandy Hook Quad Long Branch  Quad  Roosevelt Quad  Adelphia Quad Farmingdale  Quad  Asbury Park Quad  Frankford Quad  Beverly Quad  Philadelphia Quad Camden Quad Marcus Hook Quad  Bridgeport Quad

91. Farmingdale
92.
Asbury Park
93.
Frankford(PA)
94.
Beverly(PA)
102.
Philadelphia(PA)
103.
Camden
112.
Marcus Hook(PA)
113.
Bridgeport


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