NEIGC Plum Island Field Trip Guide

October 14, 2014 by Chris Hein

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NEIGC 2014 Hein & Stone Field Trip Guide

Field trip guide from the 106th meeting of the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference in October 2014. This guide is for trip A5, led by Chris Hein and Byron Stone, which ran from Haverhill, MA, down the lower Merrimack River valley, and onto Plum Island. It looked at the glacial, post-glacial and coastal deposits that fed the formation of Plum Island.

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