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The geology of the Perry Basin in southeastern Maine

January 1, 1905

The geologic examination of the Perry district, in southeastern Maine, was undertaken at the request of the Survey Commission of the State of Maine. During the 1902-3 session of the Maine legislature an effort was made by petitioners resident in Washington County to obtain from the State an appropriation of $10,000 for coal exploration. The resolve proposed contained a ,proviso necessitating an additional contribution of $5,000 by individuals or corporations interested. The $15,000 thus procured was to be expended in drilling for coal at the most promising localities. The resolve failed to pass, but the Maine Survey Commission decided that the same results could be accomplished by the expenditure of a small portion of the general appropriation for geologic work in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey.

Publication Year 1905
Title The geology of the Perry Basin in southeastern Maine
DOI 10.3133/pp35
Authors G. O. Smith, David White
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 35
Index ID pp35
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse