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Late Cretaceous to Quaternary strata and fossils of Texas; field excursions celebrating 125 years of GSA and Texas geology

Ann Molineux, Louis G. Zachos and Unmil Karadker
The search for Devil's Eye; retracing the historic Dumble survey with modern mobile technology
Field Guide (Geological Society of America) (April 2013) 30: 33-41

Abstract

This trip follows part of the route taken by E.T. Dumble, R.A.F. Penrose, Jr. (later president of and great benefactor to the Geological Society of America), and R.T. Hill as they surveyed the geology from the vantage point of the Colorado River between Austin and La Grange during the Geological Survey of the State of Texas in April of 1889. This year has particular significance because it is the same year that Penrose joined the Geological Society of America. The river has changed in flow regime, and many outcrops have weathered or been flooded. This trip passes through the primarily Claiborne (middle Eocene) geologic section between Bastrop and Smithville, Texas, and illustrates the difficulties to be faced when retracing historic geological surveys. The group will be using and testing a mobile application developed specifically for this field trip theme.


ISSN: 2333-0937
EISSN: 2333-0945
Serial Title: Field Guide (Geological Society of America)
Serial Volume: 30
Title: The search for Devil's Eye; retracing the historic Dumble survey with modern mobile technology
Modified Title: Late Cretaceous to Quaternary strata and fossils of Texas; field excursions celebrating 125 years of GSA and Texas geology
Author(s): Molineux, AnnZachos, Louis G.Karadker, Unmil
Author(s): Hunt, Brian B.editor
Author(s): Catlos, Elizabeth J.editor
Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Natural Science Center, Austin, TX, United States
Affiliation: Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Austin, TX, United States
Pages: 33-41
Published: 201304
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
References: 18
Accession Number: 2013-041428
Categories: Areal geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., sketch map
N29°45'00" - N30°25'00", W97°40'00" - W96°55'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, USA, United StatesUniversity of Mississippi, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201326
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