Field notes and maps, circa 1932 and undated, includes Hamilton Group, eastern New York

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Abstract

This field book contains notes on the paleontological specimen and geology of the Devonian Hamilton Group in eastern New York taken around 28 July to 8 October 1932. Locations Cooper visits include Hamilton, Westville, Colliersville, Stevens Mountain quarry and other locations in Schoharie county, Oak Hill, and other areas. Cooper describes stratigraphy of the locations, often providing color and consistency of shale in which fossils are found. Fossils vary greatly, but examples of fossils noted are marine mollusks and brachiopods. Also included are several maps that are annotated and have numeric or alpha numeric codes that Cooper uses in his field notes to refer to locations. Page numbers for these field notes are 1205-1515.

Date Range

1932

Start Date

Jul 28, 1932

End Date

Oct 08, 1932

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • New York
  • Schoharie
  • Westville
  • United States
  • Hamilton
  • Stevens Mountain
  • Colliersville
  • Oak Hill

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007318

Collection name

G. Arthur Cooper Papers, 1923-1993 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 33 Folder 2