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Annual Report (1893)


Annual Report (1893)

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    New Jersey Geological Survey
Excerpt from book: LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL. Professor J. C. Smock, State Geologist, Trenton, 2?. J. : Dear Sir—During the past summer, work on the Pleistocene (surface) formations was prosecuted as actively and as long as time and means permitted. During the season I spent four months in the field, and had the assistance, for longer or shorter intervals, of Prof. G. E. Culver, and Messrs. C. E. Peet, H. B. Kummel, G. N. Knapp and A. R. Whitson, the last two being volunteer assistants. Mr. C. W. Coman, who assisted Prof. Clark during the early part of the season, subsequently gave much attention to the surface formations of Monmouth county and its surroundings. Some of the surface formations of this region are doubtless Pleistocene, and, therefore, fall within the province assigned me. During the early part of the season, also, by courtesy of the United States Geological Survey, Mr. F. C. Schrader gave some assistance without expense to the State. The Pleistocene formations of the area covered by sheets 6 and 7 of the topographical map of the State, have been studied with some care. Before the publication of maps embodying the result of work already done, some further study should be given to special points, but the greater part of the field-work for these areas has been done. In addition, some progress has been made in mapping the surface formations in the areas covered by sheets 2, 5, 8 and 9. Some time and attention, too, have been given to various questions of a general nature, the consideration of which was a necessary antecedent to satisfactory work in mapping. Some of the results which, it is hoped, may be of general interest to the citizens of New Jersey are embodied in the following report, which has been written quite as much for the sake of the citizens of the State who desire to...   show more
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