Field notes on fossil localities, 1950-1959

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Abstract

The journal includes notes on fossil localities recorded by Franco Rasetti, 1950-1959. Entries are headed with locality, and town nearby; these are followed with detailed directions and hand drawn maps are included to locations. Maps also detail locations of fossils and rock formations. Descriptions include measurements, types of fossils, appearance and texture of rock present, and period. Most are Cambrian. Some extensive notes are included on inserts. Includes Photographs. Locations include near Staunton and Strasburg, Virginia; Frederick, Maryland; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Low Hampton, New York; Tennessee; and Conococheague Island, West Virginia.

Date Range

1950-1959

Start Date

1950

End Date

Oct 11, 1959

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Cambrian Period
  • Paleontology

Place

  • West Virginia
  • New York
  • Frederick
  • Staunton
  • United States
  • Low Hampton
  • Tennessee
  • Chambersburg
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Conococheague Island
  • Pennsylvania

Form/Genre

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

Accession #

SIA RU007240

Collection name

Franco Dino Rasetti Papers, 1944-1965 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 3