Field notes on fossil localities, 1960-1962

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The notebook documents fossil localities visited by Franco Rasetti, March 25, 1960 - November 21, 1962. 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. Locations were in the vicinity of Wallace, Virginia; Big Creek; Little Tennessee River; Nolichucky; and Caney Valley.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 25, 1960

End Date

Nov 21, 1962

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Wallace
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Little Tennessee River


  • 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 9