Field notes, 1964

ID: SIA RU007318

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1964

Citation: G. Arthur Cooper Papers, 1923-1993 and undated

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Creator

Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-

Abstract

This field book contains 7 pages of paleontological and geological field notes taken in Indiana from 1-5 June 1964. Cooper describes stratigraphy of sites visited and notes the fossils found. He also includes descriptions of limestone and shale of the localities. Brachiopoda, cnidaria, clams, and other fossil specimens are noted. Stromatopora and coral beds are described. Localities include France Park Quarry in Logansport and Georgetown, Indiana.

Date Range

1964

Start Date

Jun 01, 1964

End Date

Jun 05, 1964

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • United States
  • Indiana
  • Georgetown
  • Logansport

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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 34 Folder 6

Logansport, Indiana June 2-5, 1964
578 631 ___ 1209
June 1 Washington to Angola, Ind. Initial mileage 330. [[margin]] 2.69 6 68 ----- 10.37 [[/margin]] Lunch 2.69 Toll (Pa, turnpike) 1.65 Toll (Ohio turnpike ) next to last exit 3.40 Supper 6.68 Lodging, Angola, Indiana Sv 15.30 Phone call Angola - Peru, Ind. 1.21 June 2 Breakfast 2.28 Lunch 3.50 [[margin]] No [[/margin]] Both #1 Congl. at base of Logansport No " [[ditto for: Both]] #2 3 Surface of Stringocepholus bed. " [[ditto for: Both]] #4, 5 Full thickness & Sil. contact " [[ditto for: Both]] 6 Stromatopora top. 37 BW 7 - 9 String C 6 & 7 " [[ditto for: Stringo]] C 8, 9 " [[ditto for: Stringo]] & Amphipera BW 10 - 13 " " " [[dittos for: Stringo & Amphipera]] " " [[dittos for: BW]] 14 Strom surface C 11 " " [[dittos for: Strom surface]] BW 15, 16 Fish in base of Logansport C 12 Fish fragments in base of Logansport 13 " " " " " " [[dittos for:Fish fragments in base of Logansport]] BW 17 - 19 Southwall showing sil, Stringo & Logans Supper 6.31 C 14 - 16 " " " " " " [[dittos for: Southwall showing sil, Stringo & Logans]] [[margin]] 578 631 ---- 1209 [[/margin]] Rensselandia collected June 22 from NE cor. SE 1/4 SE 1/4 28-27N-2E 0.3 miles S on Pattawatomic Point Rd of US 24, and about 100' west of Pot. pt rd., Logansport (7 1/2') [[square symbol]], Indiana.
June 2 Westside France Stone Qy. about center NE 1/4 27 - 27N - 2E, Logansport (7 1/2') [[square symbol]] Stromatopora beds on west side quarry 12' unconformable with Silurian showing slight relief (6") where contact was seen. Tom records 5 feet of ss at base but not continuous. Limestone light gray without definite bedding. Dominated by Stroms, essentially a congl. of them. Corals not well represented, less than 10% of The faunal makeup. Stringo in patches, most on surface Extend down 18". Stroms worn and all out of place and the vast majority at an angle or upside down. Stroms up to 3 1/2 seen upside down. One truncated and overlain by Longansport ls. On south wall of quarry 11' of Grey ls. is overlain by 14' of Logansport, strongly crinoidal, many brachiopods, different corals and stroms especially a broad flat one with corrugated base -------------------| Logansport 14' | -------------------| Stringo 11' | -------------------| Sil | | June 3 Breakfast 3.00 Lunch 1.81 Supper with Phelans
June 3 Pott. Pt. Road 0.3 S & 100' W of US 24. String & large clams 7' above Rensselandia in Strom. beds. On east side road Ren bed just above Sil. and section is 7' high. On NW most small hills Logansport appears. Section is only about 7' here. [[left margin sketch of 5 layers drawn, labeled top to bottom D, C, B, A with no label on bottom layer. Corresponding text as follows]] 2 1/2 D South side S knob J3 [[superscript]] 2 [[/superscript]] Usual Fry Farm Corals and Stroms. mostly stroms helter skelter, many upside down 1 1/2' C Gray limestone with few stroms Corals fairly common 1' B Yellow patchy dolomite and blue ls. brachiopod Stropheadonta 1 1/2' A blue limestone with large Prissnatophyllum Strom rare. Covered C - Pot road & Pry farm 17 - 21 BW - " " " " " [[dittos for: Pot road & Pry farm]] 20 - 25 C to end France Qy - details of top - truncated Strom BW " " " " " " " " " [[dittos for: to end France Qy - details of top - truncated Strom]] Color 0 - 3 Pipe Creek Falls BW 1 " " " [[dittos for: Pipe Creek Falls]] at bridge C 4 - 7 Georgetown & Little Rock Creek BW 2 - 4 " " " " " [[dittos for Georgetown & Little Rock Creek]] About 3:30 PM went to Pipe Creek falls - saw gray bed, with characteristic Stimatopora but no Sting 0 or Rensselandia
13,24 533 ----- 125 1199 ----- 1324
Section west side France Qy --------| 10' | String ocepholus in top 1 1/2 feet. Crudely bedded to better | skelter corals and Stroms, the latter predominant | --------| Megastrophia at base = Fry Farm | 5' | sandy ls, sand grains frosted corals | --------| | Silurian Kokerno Dol with small brach. cavities and halysites | Two patches of Strinego - The southern most one with abundant Amphipera, less Strom, Northern patch with abundant stroms. June 4 Breakfast 3.65 Lunch 18.57 1.68 Supper 13.24 Lodging 3 nights 52.02
June 4. Stopped at Huntington loc. 3 mi NE of Georgetown - S side River. [[left margin sketch depicting 3 layers with descriptions as follows]] C coarse gran Crinoidal 3' West of bridge about 100 - 150 yds downstream 5' B Thinner bedded fine grained crinoidal ls. many small fossils 2 - 2/1/2 A hard massive fine grained ls. with corals, bryozoa Small brachiopods occasional Strom. Contact with Sil irregular 6" or 9" relief. C - forms thin skin on top of B 6" - 1' but some in field on S side road This locality is 300 paces west of the bridge 750', at a small natural bridge showing contact of Silurian and Devonian. Pottawatoine Road 6 1/2 between Renss. & Clam bed. About 4 1/2' + under Renss. Knob just & NW of Clam Knob is mostly Logansport and the west half.
.97
June 5 Left Logansport 7:30 AM. at 1155 Breakfast 2.90 Toll Indiana Tpk 0.25 Lunch 2.31 Toll Ohio TP - Marmee exit 0.90 Supper 7.76 Lodging 18.54 Toll Strongville exit 10 1.50 [[margin]] 290 231 776 ----- 12.97 277 [[/margin]] Visited Quarry SW of Sylvania for a few hours. Went to N end. [[underlined]] Spirifer lucasensis [[/underlined]] found 7 feet below the [[underlined]] C. corondatus [[/underlined]] bed which is 3' thick June 5 Breakfast 2.77 Ohio Tp. toll 1.20 Pa tp toll 1.65 Lunch 3.82 [[margin]] 65.9 [/[margin]]