Field notes and maps from Glass Mountains, West Texas, 1966

ID: SIA RU007318

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1966

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

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This field book documents Cooper's paleontological and geological field work in Glass Mountain, West Texas from 27 March to 3 April 1966. Cooper includes some description of stratigraphy (some sketches with measurements included) and lists of fossils found at various levels. Sponges, brachiopods, fusulines, bryozoans, metazoans, mollusks, and possibly other types of specimen were found or collected. Locations include but are not limited to Road Canyon, Decie Ranch, Hess Ranch, Lenox Hill, and the northwest side of Dugout Mountain. The maps contain alphanumeric codes corresponding to a locality. What seem to be lists of photographs taken in black and white and color are included throughout the field book.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 27, 1966

End Date

Apr 03, 1966

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Lenox
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Hess Ranch
  • Road Canyon
  • Glass Mountains
  • Dugout Mountain
  • Decie Ranch


  • 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


Box 35 Folder 15