Field notes and maps from Glass Mountains, West Texas, 1957

ID: SIA RU007318

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1957

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 23-27 April and 10-25 September 1957. Cooper describes stratigraphy of sites visited (with sketches and measurements of some layers) and notes fossils found or commonly found at various levels. Fusulines, various genera of brachiopoda, and possibly other types of fossils were found. Fossils possibly from the Sakmarian stage of Permian epoch. Locations include but are not limited to Leonard Mountain, Hess Ranch, Decie Ranch, and Windmill Hill. The maps contain alphanumeric codes corresponding to a locality. Cooper uses these codes throughout his notes to refer to localities. Some coordinates are included. Pages 0442-0484.

Date Range

1957

Start Date

Apr 23, 1957

End Date

Sep 25, 1957

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Windmill Hill
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Leonard Mountain
  • Hess Ranch
  • Glass Mountains
  • 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 7