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

METADATA Updated(4-24-2018)


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
18.
Wanaquenew
19.
Ramsey
20.Park Ridge
21.
Nyack (NY)new
25.
Tranquilitynew
26.
Stanhope
27.
Dover
28.
Boonton
29.
Pompton Plainsnew
30.
Paterson
31.
Hackensack
32.
Yonkers (NY)new
36.
Hackettstown
38.
Mendham
39.
Morristownnew
40.
Caldwell
41.
Orange
42.
Weehawken
43.
Central Park (NY)
47.
Califonnew
49.
Bernardsville=
50.
Chatham
51.
Roselle
52.
Elizabeth
53.
Jersey City
59.
Raritan
60.
Bound Brook
61.
Plainfield
63.
Arthur Kill (NY)
67.
Stockton
69.
Rocky Hill
70.
Monmouth Junctionnew
72.
South Amboynew
73.
Keyportnew
74.
Sandy Hook
76.
Lambertville new
77.
Penningtonnew
78.
Princetonnew
79.
Hightstownnew
80.
Jamesburg
82.
Marlboro
83.
Long Branch
86.
Trenton West
87.
Trenton East
88.
Allentown
89.
Roosevelt
90
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Map of New Jersey 7.5 minute USGS Quads

91.Farmingdale
92.
Asbury Park
93.
Frankford (PA)
94.
Beverly (PA)
95.
Bristol (PA)
102.
Philadelphia (PA)
103.
Camden
104.
Moorestownnew
108.
Whitingnew
109.
Keswick Grove
110.
Toms Rivernew
111.
Seaside Parknew
112.
Marcus Hook (PA)
113.
Bridgeport
114.
Woodbury
115.
Runnemede
118.
Indian Millsnew
119.
Chatsworth
120.
Woodmansienew
121.
Brookville
122.
Forked River
123.
Barnegat Light
124.
Wilmington S. (DE)new
125.
Penns Grovenew
133.
Oswego Lakenew
134.
West Creek
137.
Delaware City (DE) new 138.Salemnew
149.
Taylors Bridge (DE)
150.
Canton
153.
Millville


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