Discovery of Eocene Sediments in Subsurface of Cape Cod

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Science  11 Nov 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3437, pp. 1397-1398
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3437.1397


Spores, pollen, and charcoal taken from two wells drilled near the tip of Cape Cod have been identified as Eocene. These are the first Eocene rocks to be identified in Massachusetts. Interpretation of seismic records taken in the Gulf of Maine and Cape Cod Bay will be influenced by this discovery.