Los Santos, Panama, Earthquake notes, October 1913 ; sampling Duncan's Claims, December 1913

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The field book covers the work of Donald F. MacDonald in Los Santos, Panama, October 8 - 24, 1913. Entries are dated and list travel details, descriptions of time and length earthquake shocks, descriptions of terrain as well as changes (e.g. landslides), photographs taken, routes traveled in the field, weather, fossils collected (with spec. and fossil lot numbers), and geological sections. Latter section of the volume contains notes relating to B.B. Duncan gold claims, December 8, 1913. These entries include a list of numbered locations where panning samples were taken.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 08, 1913

End Date

Dec 08, 1913

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Panama
  • Los Santos


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-133

Collection name

Donald F. MacDonald papers, 1911-1916

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 16