Missouri Geological Survey, notebook no. 2, 1854

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This field book documents Meek's work with the Missouri Geological Survey, 1854. First section covers October 25 - November 7, 1854. Entries are listed by date and include locations, barometric readings, temperature, and descriptions of strata and rock formations. Descriptions cover characteristics and types of stone as well as cross sections with labels and details. Sometimes location information is the name of a property owner. In the back of the note book are the barometric readings for September 11 - October 24, 1854. Locations include the vicinity of Moniteau and Miller County in Missouri. Includes a detailed section of High-Point Lead Mine [High Point Lead Diggings].

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 11, 1854

End Date

Nov 07, 1854

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Moniteau
  • United States
  • Miller
  • Missouri
  • High Point Lead Diggings


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007062

Collection name

Fielding B. Meek Papers, 1843-1877 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 10 Folder 7