Field notes and maps, 1938, includes Eastern Belt, Port Jarvis to Albany, New York

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Abstract

This field book contains notes on the paleontological specimen and geology of the Eastern Belt, Port Jarvis to Albany, New York taken in 23 May to 31 August 1938. Probably Devonian period. Locations Cooper visits include Point Peter, Naponoch, slope of Mount Marion, Kingston along Saw Kill, Marbletown, Falls of Onesquethaw, and other areas. Cooper describes stratigraphy of the locations, often providing color and consistency of shale in which fossils are found. Brachiopod fossils, coral beds, and other specimen are noted. 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. Some coordinates are included. Also includes photographs of specimens, unlabeled. Page numbers for these field notes are 1567-1695.

Date Range

1938

Start Date

May 23, 1938

End Date

Aug 31, 1938

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Marion, Mount
  • Saw Kill
  • New York
  • Marbletown
  • Onesquethaw Creek
  • United States
  • Napanoch
  • Point Peter
  • Port Jervis
  • Albany

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Black-and-white photographs

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 4