Preliminary Results of Recent Deep Drilling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Science  06 Jul 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3523, pp. 34
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3523.34


In 1961 a 1000-foot drill hole near Harwich on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, penetrated 435 feet of Pleistocene deposits above 50 to 60 feet of crystalline limestone and phyllitic schist, and more than 500 feet of phyllitic schist with abundant quartz veins. Similar rock is known in the Pennsylvanian and Precambrian (?) sections of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Material of Eocene age was found in earlier drilling near Provincetown, but none was identified from this hole.