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Noah Prescott's Quarry, Westford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 36' 58'' North , 71° 26' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.61620,-71.43653
GeoHash:G#: drt4qqj92
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Noah Prescott operated a quarry near Flushing Pond, and stone yards at Brookside and Westford Station.


No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Frasnian - Eifelian
372.2 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 2994409
Chelmsford Granite

Age: Devonian (372.2 - 393.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chelmsford Granite

Description: Light-gray, even and medium-grained, muscovite-bearing granite; locally foliated; intrudes Sb.

Comments: Part of Merrimack Belt (Silurian, Devonian and Pennsylvanian Rocks). Secondary unit description per MA007 as reported in USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref. MA024): Chelmsford Granite intrudes Berwick Formation, Ayer Granite, and Dracut Diorite northwest of Clinton-Newbury fault. Occurs as two elongate, northeast-striking bodies occupying an area of 60 sq km. Described as light colored and gneissic. Zartman and Naylor (1984) could not obtain a definitive age but believed Chelmsford was in same age range as Ayer because the age of the Chelmsford lay within margin of error for their age determinations. Devonian age shown on MA State geologic map is based on their Pb-Pb age of 389 +/-5 Ma (Wones and Goldsmith, 1991).

Lithology: Major:{granite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187301
Neoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Amphibolite grade orthogneiss/paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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Hodgman, Edwin R. (1883) History of the town of Westford, in the county of Middlesex, Massachusetts, 1659-1883.

 
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