Accession Number : ADA017944

Title :   Radiowave Resistivity Measurements in Northern Maine for Identifying Bedrock Type.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Sellman,Paul V. ; Delaney,Allan J. ; Hoekstra,Pieter

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A preliminary ground resistivity survey using the VLF radiowave method was conducted in northern Maine near the site of the proposed Dickey-Lincoln dam and hydroelectric project. This survey was intended to establish if adequate resistivity contrasts exist between bedrock types in the area to warrant further bedrock distribution studies by airborne resistivity techniques. A more complete understanding of the geology of this area was considered necessary in an attempt to locate rock types suitable for construction purposes near the proposed construction sites. Field observations were made on all types commonly found in the area, including the dominant gray slates and the less common orthoquartzites and granodiorites. The granodiorites are considered most suitable for construction purposes.

Descriptors :   *Geological survey, Rock, Electrical resistivity, Radio waves, Very low frequency, Measurement, Airborne, Subsurface, Maine

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE