The Geology of Mount Desert Island

A Visitor's Guide to the Geology of Acadia National Park

Supplementary Reading

The following articles are suggested for those interested in further studies on the geology of Acadia National Park:

Bradley, D. C., 1983, Tectonics of the Acadian orogeny in New England and adjacent Canada: Journal of Geology, v. 91, p. 381-400.

Brookins, D. G., 1972, Radiometric ages from the Mt. Desert Island area, Maine: Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 83, p. 495-496.

Brookins, D. G., and others, 1973, Isotopic and paleontologic evidence for correlating three volcanic sequences in the Maine coastal volcanic belt: Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 84, p. 1619-1628.

Chadwick, G. H., 1939, The geology of Mount Desert Island, Maine: American Journal of Science, v. 237, p. 355-363.

Chadwick, G. H., 1944, The geology of Mount Desert Island (Acadia National Park): New York Academy of Science Transcript, Series 2, v. 6, p. 171-178.

Chapman, C. A., 1962, Bays-of-Maine Igneous Complex: Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 73, p. 883-888.

Chapman, C. A., 1970, The geology of Acadia National Park: The Chatham Press, Old Greenwich, Conn., 127 p.

Chapman, C. A. and Rioux, R. L., 1958, Statistical study of topography, sheeting and jointing in granite, Acadia National Park: American Journal of Science, v. 256, p. 111-127.

Hodge, D. S., and others, 1982, Gravity studies of subsurface mass distribution of granitic rocks in Maine and New Hampshire: American Journal of Science, v. 282, no. 8, p. 1289-1324.

Metzger, W. J., 1979, Stratigraphy and geology of the Bar Harbor Formation, Frenchman Bay, Maine: Geological Society of Maine, Bulletin 1, p. 1-18.

Metzger, W. J., and Bickford, M. E., 1972, Rb-Sr chronology and stratigraphic relations of the Silurian rocks, Mt. Desert Island, Maine: Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 83, p. 497-504.

Raisz, E. J., 1929, The scenery of Mount Desert Island, its origin and development: Annals of the New York Academy of Science Annual, v. 31, p. 121-186.

Shaler, N. S., 1889, The geology of the island of Mount Desert, Maine: U. S. Geological Survey, Annual Report, no. 8, p. 987-1063.


Introduction   Bedrock   Stratified Rocks   Igneous Rocks   Structure   Schoodic   Isle au Haut   Bedrock History   Glacial   Erosion   Retreat   Glacial History   Processes   Conclusion   Reading   Glossary   Maps


Last updated on January 11, 2008