Field notes on fossil localities, 1957-1958

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The journal includes notes on the fossils collected and observed by Franco Rasetti, March 3, 1957 - December 30,1958. Entries are headed with date, then with location, with reference location (usually town, street intersection, or geographic location), and recommendations on method of travel. Entries include description of terrain; section descriptions with measurements, types of fossils found, and characteristics (color, texture, type) of rock found, and identified formations. Describes the stratigraphy of sites. In back of notebook is a list of key to abbreviations used. Locations include vicinity of Rogersville, New Market, and Morristown, Tennessee; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Frederick, Maryland; and Abingdon, Virginia.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 23, 1957

End Date

Dec 30, 1958

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Frederick
  • United States
  • Tennessee
  • Abingdon
  • Maynvardville Island
  • New Market
  • Morristown
  • Rogersville
  • Chambersburg
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007240

Collection name

Franco Dino Rasetti Papers, 1944-1965 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 6