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Yellowstone country; I

Joseph Paxson Iddings
Yellowstone country; I (in Recollections of a petrologist, Davis A. Young (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (April 2015) 512


The summer of 1883 found Mr. Hague and a large party of assistants entering upon the geological survey of Yellowstone National Park, a work that was to occupy them for years to come. For geological assistants there was Walter H. Weed, a graduate of the Columbia School of Mines and a student of Professor Newberry. Weed was selected as the most likely to become a geologist of the candidates, two of whom were Banks and Mudd. There were also George M. Wright, who had seen service under I.C. Russell in the Great Basin, and myself whose previous fieldwork had been in Eureka, Nevada. William Hallock was physicist with a mission to take the temperatures of the hot waters and study the action of geysers and hot springs. Frank A. Gooch, who had been a chemist with Pumpelly's Northern Transcontinental Survey, was commissioned to study the thermal waters and spring deposits. Roland Holt acted in the capacity of assistant to the geological assistants, and C.D. Davis was secretary and disbursing agent to the geologist-in-charge. W.H. Jackson was photographer and, as I was given a camera for the first time, proved a source of valuable instruction in the art and method of landscape photography. A man of excellent taste and judgment, he generously gave the beginner the benefit of his experience. After some time in Bozeman, Montana, purchasing mules, completing camp outfit, and laying in supplies, the party started for the park with animals and wagons so heavily laden that it took seven days to accomplish the trip.

ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 512
Title: Yellowstone country; I
Title: Recollections of a petrologist
Author(s): Iddings, Joseph Paxson
Author(s): Young, Davis A.editor
Affiliation: Calvin College, Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies, Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Published: 20150417
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 2015-058139
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
N44°10'00" - N45°00'00", W111°04'60" - W109°49'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201526
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