Field notes and maps from Glass Mountains, west Texas, 1959

ID: SIA RU007318

Creator: Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1959

Citation: G. Arthur Cooper Papers, 1923-1993 and undated

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Abstract

This field book documents G. A. Cooper's paleontological and geological field work at Glass Mountain in west Texas, from July 14 - August 3, 1959. Cooper describes stratigraphy of sites visited (with sketches and measurements of layers) and notes fossils found or commonly found at various levels. Fusulines, various genera of brachiopoda, and possibly other types of fossils were found. There are also references to barometric readings. Locations include but are not limited to Wolf Camp Hills, Chinati Mountains, and Sierra Diablo Mountains. The maps contain alphanumeric codes corresponding to a locality. Cooper uses these codes throughout his notes to refer to localities. Some coordinates are included. Pages 0539-0564.

Date Range

1959

Start Date

Jul 14, 1959

End Date

Aug 03, 1959

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Diablo, Sierra
  • United States
  • Wolf Camp Hills
  • Texas
  • Chinati Mountains
  • Glass Mountains

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007318

Collection name

G. Arthur Cooper Papers, 1923-1993 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 35 Folder 9