Field notes and maps from Glass Mountains, West Texas, 1951

ID: SIA RU007318

Creator: Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1951

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

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Abstract

This field book documents Cooper's paleontological and geological field work in Glass Mountain, West Texas from 6 June to 4 July 1951. Various genera of brachiopoda fossils, mollusks, sponge, and other types of fossils were collected and described. Cooper describes stratigraphy of sites visited and notes the fossils found at various levels. List of fusulinids found at Wolf Camp and Leonard Mountain is included. Ordovician and possibly other periods are represented. An index of localities is included. Several maps are included. The maps contain alphanumeric codes corresponding to a locality. Cooper uses these codes throughout his notes to refer to localities. List of photos taken is included. Other locations include but are not limited to Leonard Mountain, Decie Ranch, Dugout Mountains, Hess Canyon,and Wolf Camp Hills. Pages 0331-0402.

Date Range

1951

Start Date

Jun 06, 1951

End Date

Jul 04, 1951

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • United States
  • Wolf Camp Hills
  • Texas
  • Leonard Mountain
  • Hess Canyon
  • Glass Mountains
  • Dugout Mountain
  • Decie Ranch

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 35 Folder 4