Preliminary Lithogeochemical Map Showing Near-Surface Rock Types in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Virginia and Maryland

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: John D. Peper
Originator: Lucy B. McCartan
Originator: J. Wright Horton, Jr.
Originator: James E. Reddy
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Preliminary Lithogeochemical Map Showing Near-Surface Rock Types in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Virginia and Maryland
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 01-187
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/of01-187/
Description:
Abstract:
This preliminary experimental lithogeochemical map shows the distribution of rock types in the Virginia and Maryland parts of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The map was produced digitally by classifying geologic-map units according to composition, mineralogy, and texture; rather than by age and stratigraphic relationships as shown on traditional geologic maps. This map differs from most lithologic maps in that the lithogeochemical unit classification distinguishes those rock units having key water-reactive minerals that may induce acid neutralization, or reduction, of hosted water at the weathering interface. The validity of these rock units, however, is independent of water chemistry, because the rock units are derived from geologic maps and rock descriptions. Areas of high soil carbon content, and sulfide metal deposits are also shown.
Water-reactive minerals and their weathering reactions yield five lithogeochemical unit classes: 1) carbonate rock and calcareous rocks and sediments, the most acid-neutralizing; 2)carbonaceous-sulfidic rocks and sediments, oxygen-depleting and reducing; 3) quartzofeldspathic rocks and siliciclastic sediments, relatively weakly reactive with water; 4) mafic silicate rocks/sediments, oxygen consuming and high solute-load delivering; and, 5) the rarer calcareous-sulfidic (carbonaceous) rocks, neutralizing and reducing. Earlier studies in some parts of the map area have related solute loads in ground and stream waters to some aspects of bedrock lithology. More recent preliminary tests of relationships between four of the classes of mapped lithogeochemical units and ground water chemistry, in the Mid-Atlantic area using this map, have focused on and verified the nitrate-reducing and acid-neutralizing properties of some bedrock and unconsolidated aquifer rock types. Sulfide mineral deposits and their mine-tailings effects on waters are beginning to be studied by others. Additional testing of relationships among the lithogeochemical units and aspects of ground and surface water chemistry could help to refine the lithogeochemical classification, and this map. The testing could also improve the usefulness of the map for assessing aquifer reactivity and the transport properties of reactive contaminants such as acid rain, and nitrate from agricultural sources, in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Purpose:
The purpose of this preliminary digital map is to provide a geographically referenced data base showing regional patterns in the distribution of rock types in the Virginia and Maryland parts of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The map may be used to evaluate the hypothesis that lithology of rocks and sediments significantly influences the chemistry and quality of waters traveling over and through them on a regional scale.
Supplemental_Information:
Data were originally collected in UTM coordinates, zone 18, NAD 1927, and projected to geographic coordinates (Lat/Long), NAD 1983. The data base is accompanied by a large format color map, a readme.txt file, and a explanatory PDF pamphlet.
Data_Set_Structure:
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Arc/Info coverages, INFO tables, and their export-interchange file equivalents (files with *.e00 extensions)
Part_Name: Maryland and Virginia geologic map data
Part_Description: These coverages and INFO tables provide the scientific content of the mapped data
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Arc/Info coverage
Part_Name: GEOLOGY
Part_Description: Polygon coverage for the contacts of geologic map units
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Arc/Info coverage
Part_Name: LITHOGEO
Part_Description: Polygon coverage for the contacts of lithogeochemical map units
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Arc/Info coverage
Part_Name: CARBON
Part_Description: Polygon coverage of the carbon-rich soils
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Arc/Info coverage
Part_Name: SULFIDE
Part_Description: Point coverage of sulfide deposits
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: INFO table
Part_Name: GEOLLITH
Part_Description: INFO table that relates the items GEOL_CODE and LITH_CODE
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: INFO table
Part_Name: LITHTBL
Part_Description: INFO table that relates the item LITH_CODE to the following items: ROCK_TYPE_GROUP, SUB_GROUP, MAP_UNIT, ROCK_TYPE_CLASS, MINERALOGY, and WATER_CHEMISTRY
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: INFO table
Part_Name: TBL_REL
Part_Description: INFO table that stores the relate environments for the INFO tables GEOLLITH and LITHTBL
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Arc/Info coverages and their export-interchange file equivalents (files with *.e00 extensions)
Part_Name: Maryland and Virginia base map data
Part_Description: These coverages provide the base map to which the geologic information is geographically registered
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Arc/Info coverage
Part_Name: POLBND
Part_Description: Polygon coverage of county boundaries
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: ArcView shapefiles (*.dbf, *.shp, *.shx) and related DBF tables
Part_Name: Maryland and Virginia geologic map data
Part_Description: These shapefiles and DBF tables provide the scientific content of the mapped data
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: ArcView shapefiles
Part_Name: GEOLOGY.*
Part_Description: Shapefiles for the contacts of geologic map units
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: ArcView shapefiles
Part_Name: LITHOGEO.*
Part_Description: Shapefiles for the contacts of lithogeochemical map units
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: ArcView shapefiles
Part_Name: CARBON.*
Part_Description: Shapefiles for the carbon-rich soils
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: ArcView shapefiles
Part_Name: SULFIDE.*
Part_Description: Shapefiles for the sulfide deposits
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: DBF table
Part_Name: GEOLLITH.DBF
Part_Description: DBF table that relates the items GEOL_CODE and LITH_CODE
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: DBF table
Part_Name: LITHTBL.DBF
Part_Description: DBF table that relates the item LITH_CODE to the following items: ROCK_GROUP, SUB_GROUP, MAP_UNIT, ROCK_CLASS, MINERALOGY, and WATER_CHEM
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: ArcView shapefiles (*.dbf, *.shp, *.shx)
Part_Name: Maryland and Virginia base map data
Part_Description: These shapefiles provide the base map to which the geologic information is geographically registered
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: ArcView shapefiles
Part_Name: POLBND.*
Part_Description: Shapefiles for the county boundaries
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas delimited ASCII files (*.def, *.pfa, *.pxy, *.un, *.xfa) and related delimited ASCII tables (*.txt)
Part_Name: Maryland and Virginia geologic map data
Part_Description: These Abicas ASCII files provide the scientific content of the mapped data
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas ASCII files
Part_Name: GEOLOGY.*
Part_Description: Abicas files for the contacts of geologic map units
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas ASCII files
Part_Name: LITHOGEO.*
Part_Description: Abicas files for the contacts of lithogeochemical map units
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas ASCII files
Part_Name: CARBON.*
Part_Description: Abicas files for the carbon-rich soils
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas ASCII files
Part_Name: SULFIDE.*
Part_Description: Abicas files for the sulfide deposits
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas ASCII files
Part_Name: GEOLLITH.*
Part_Description: Table that relates the items GEOL_CODE and LITH_CODE
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas ASCII files
Part_Name: LITHTBL.*
Part_Description: Table that relates the item LITH_CODE to the following items: ROCK_TYPE_GROUP, SUB_GROUP, MAP_UNIT, ROCK_TYPE_CLASS, MINERALOGY, and WATER_CHEMISTRY
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas delimited ASCII files (*.def, *.pfa, *.pxy, *.un, *.xfa)
Part_Name: Maryland and Virginia base map data
Part_Description: These Abicas ASCII files provide the base map to which the geologic information is geographically registered
Data_Set_Part:
Part_Type: Abicas ASCII files
Part_Name: POLBND.*
Part_Description: Abicas files for the county boundaries
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1995
Ending_Date: 2001
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.75
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.00
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.75
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.50
Keywords:
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Place_Keyword: Maryland
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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Although all data released in this report have been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and related materials and (or) the functioning of the software. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: J. Wright Horton, Jr.
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: National Center, MS926A
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: whorton@usgs.gov
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Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Reduced-size image showing the general layout of map sheet. 864x597 pixels, 24-bit color.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Polygon and chain-node topology present
Completeness_Report:
All lithogeochemical polygons in this report were derived from digitized Maryland and Virginia state geologic maps. Digital compilation of the Virginia geologic data was completed in 1998. Subsequent to the beginning of this study, the Virginia Division of Mineral Resources completed a revision of the data set. However, the Virginia geologic data used to prepare this report was taken from the earlier data set.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cleaves and others
Publication_Date: 1968
Title: Geologic Map of Maryland
Online_Linkage: http://www.mgs.md.gov/index.html
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1968
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Cleaves (1968)
Source_Contribution:
Provided geology for Maryland. Used to produce digital polygon data of Maryland geology.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Geology was mapped by Cleaves and others and published in 1968. The geologic map was scanned using an Anatech Eagle 4080T scanner. The raster files were then converted to Abicas map image format and the geologic information was digitized as 30' x 60' tiles. The Abicas files were converted to Arc/Info format. Arc/Info versions 7.2.1 and 8.0.2 were used to assemble the individual tiles into a statewide geologic coverage containing geologic and lithogeochemical attributes. The statewide coverage was clipped to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed boundary. Digital compilation was completed in 2001. The Arc/Info coverage was converted to Abicas, Arc/Info export-interchange, and ArcView shapefile formats.
Process_Date: 2001
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Maryland Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2300 St. Paul Street
City: Baltimore
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21218
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (410) 554-5500
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources
Publication_Date: 1993
Title: Geologic Map of Virginia
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1993
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources (1993)
Source_Contribution:
Provided geology for Virginia. Used to produce digital polygon data of Virginia geology.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Geology was mapped by the Virginia Division of Mineral Resources and published in 1993. The geologic map was scanned using an Anatech Eagle 4080T scanner. The raster files were then converted to Abicas map image format and the geologic information was digitized as 30' x 60' tiles. The Abicas files were converted to Arc/Info format. Arc/Info versions 7.2.1 and 8.0.2 were used to assemble the individual tiles into a statewide geologic coverage containing geologic and lithogeochemical attributes. The statewide coverage was clipped to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed boundary. Digital compilation was completed in 2001. The Arc/Info coverage was converted to Abicas, Arc/Info export-interchange, and ArcView shapefile formats.
Process_Date: 2001
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; Division of Mineral Resources
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 3667
City: Charlottesville
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22903
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (804) 951-6340
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) data base for Maryland
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital general soil association map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: STATSGO Maryland (1994)
Source_Contribution:
Provided soil data for Maryland. Used to produce digital polygon data of Maryland carbon-rich soils.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
STATSGO data base was compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service and published in 1994. Arc/Info version 7.1.2 was used to create an INFO table named OC13MAPUNIT from the data base. The table OC13MAPUNIT contains, for each soil map unit (MUID) in Maryland, a value of the soil organic carbon in the total soil profile. This value is stored in an item named OC.M.G.M2 (for organic carbon, mapunit, grams, meters squared). The Arc/Info command JOINITEM was used to add the item OC.M.G.M2 to the .pat table for the CARBON coverage. The Arc/Info coverage was converted to Abicas, Arc/Info export-interchange, and ArcView shapefile formats.
Process_Date: 1998
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) data base for Virginia
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital general soil association map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: STATSGO Virginia (1994)
Source_Contribution:
Provided soil data for Virginia. Used to produce digital polygon data of Virginia carbon-rich soils.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
STATSGO data base was compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service and published in 1994. Arc/Info version 7.1.2 was used to create an INFO table named OC13MAPUNIT from the data base. The table OC13MAPUNIT contains, for each soil map unit (MUID) in Virginia, a value of the soil organic carbon in the total soil profile. This value is stored in an item named OC.M.G.M2 (for organic carbon, mapunit, grams, meters squared). The Arc/Info command JOINITEM was used to add the item OC.M.G.M2 to the .pat table for the CARBON coverage. The Arc/Info coverage was converted to Abicas, Arc/Info export-interchange, and ArcView shapefile formats.
Process_Date: 1998
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lipin, B.
Originator: Mason, Jr., George T.
Originator: McFaul, E.J.
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) Release-2
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series
Issue_Identification: DDS-20 Release-2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital records of metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Period in which information was added to the MRDS
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: MRDS (1998)
Source_Contribution:
Provided sulfide data for Maryland and Virginia. Used to produce digital point data of Maryland and Virginia sulfide deposits.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
MRDS data base was compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey between 1972 and 1998 and published in 1998. Arc/Info version 7.1.2 was used to create Maryland and Virginia statewide point coverages from the MRDS data base. The statewide coverages were clipped to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed boundary to create the SULFIDE coverages. The Arc/Info coverages were converted to Abicas, Arc/Info export-interchange, and ArcView shapefile formats.
Process_Date: 1998
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Chesapeake Bay Program
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Mid-Atlantic States County Boundaries
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: Arc/Info coverage
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CBP
Source_Contribution:
Provided base map data. Used to produce polygon coverages of county boundaries for Maryland and Virginia
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digital Line Graph (DLG) files of county boundaries at 1:100,000-scale were created by the U.S. Geological Survey as 15' x 15' tiles. The Chesapeake Bay Program used the USGS DLG files to create a Mid-Atlantic States County Boundaries data layer in Arc/Info coverage format. The Mid-Atlantic regional coverage was obtained from http://www.chesapeakebay.net/data/index.htm and clipped to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed boundary to create the POLBND coverages for Maryland and Virginia. The Arc/Info coverages were converted to Abicas, Arc/Info export-interchange, and ArcView shapefile formats.
Process_Date: 1998
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Complete chain
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
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Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The following is a brief description of the data layers, tables, and their associated attributes that are used in this report.

GEOLOGIC DATA:
CARBON - polygon data layer of carbon-rich soils:
  MUID - map unit identifier derived from STATSGO data base
  OC.M.G.M2 - value for soil organic carbon in square meters

GEOLOGY - polygon data layer of the contacts of geologic map units:
  GEOL_CODE - geologic map unit code

LITHOGEO - polygon data layer of the contacts of lithogeochemical map units:
  LITH_CODE - lithogeochemical map unit code

SULFIDE - point data layer of sulfide deposits:
  STATE_CODE - state code
  SITE - deposit name
  LAT - latitude
  LONG - longitude
  COMMOD - commodities present
  MAJOR - major products
  MINOR - minor products
  TRACE - trace or occurrence commodity
  DEP_TYPE - deposit types
  MODEL - USGS model name
  DEP_SIZE - size of deposit

GEOLLITH - data table that relates GEOL_CODE to LITH_CODE:
  GEOL_CODE - geologic map unit code
  LITH_CODE - lithogeochemical map unit code

LITHTBL - data table that relates LITH_CODE to ROCK_TYPE_GROUP, SUB_GROUP, MAP_UNIT, ROCK_TYPE_CLASS, MINERALOGY, and WATER_CHEMISTRY:
  LITH_CODE - lithogeochemical map unit code
  ROCK_TYPE_GROUP - rock type; e.g., sedimentary rocks and their metamorphic equivalents
  SUB_GROUP - rock type sub group; e.g., carbonate-rich rock
  MAP_UNIT - map unit; e.g., limestone
  ROCK_TYPE_CLASS -  rock class; e.g., carbonate-bearing rock
  MINERALOGY - mineralogical properties; e.g., quartz-, and feldspar-rich rock
  WATER_CHEMISTRY - suggested water chemistry; e.g., low acid-neutralizing capacity

BASE DATA:
POLBND - polygon data layer of county boundaries:
  STATECTY - map unit identifier derived from the Chesapeake Bay Program data
  ST - state identifier
  CNTYNAME - county name
  POLYTYPE - feature identifier derived from the Chesapeake Bay Program data
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/of01-187/of01187.pdf
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: J. Wright Horton, Jr.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: National Center, MS926A
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: whorton@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 EST
Resource_Description: USGS Open-File Report 01-187
Distribution_Liability:
These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed in this report, and represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of this data or related materials. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or related service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Format_Version_Number: 8.0.2
Format_Information_Content:
Geologic and lithogeochemical contacts, carbon-rich soils, sulfide deposits, and county boundaries
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip, gzip and tar
Transfer_Size: 7.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: none
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20160613
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: James E. Reddy
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 30 Brown Road
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14850
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-266-0217, x3014
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