Field notes, Canadian Rockies, undated (1)

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Creator

Rasetti, Franco, 1901-

Abstract

The notebook documents fossil localities visited by Franco Rasetti, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Materials are undated. Entries are headed 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. Includes drawing of section and photographs with notes. Locations include Ross Lake, Mt. Whyte formation, Bow lake, Mt. Stephen, Kicking Horse Mine, Mt. Bosworth, Burgers quarry.

Date Range

1944-1965

Start Date

1944

End Date

1965

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Canada
  • Rocky Mountains

Form/Genre

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

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 11