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  • Stanley, Daniel J.; James, Noel P. (1971-04-27)
    A combined bottom photographic and sampling survey of Sable Island Bank southeast of Nova Scotia, Canada, reveals locally high densities (to 180 individual/m2) of the northern sand dollar <em>Echinarachnius parma</em>. ...
  • Marvin, Ursula B.; Mason, Brian (1982-07-29)
    This is the second catalog of meteorite specimens collected on expeditions to Victoria Land led by William A. Cassidy of the University of Pittsburgh. The first (Catalog of Antarctic Meteorites, 1977-1978, U. B. Marvin and ...
  • Fudali, Robert F. (1979-09-11)
    This volume is comprised of six short contributions reporting the results of some of the research carried out by the Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, during the period 1976-1977. Included are: a ...
  • Switzer, George S. (1975-07-02)
    Thirteen short contributions from the Smithsonian's Department of Mineral Sciences for 1972 and 1973 are gathered together in this volume. Scientific contributions include new data on some mercury minerals from Terlingua, ...
  • Rupke, Nicolaas A.; Stanley, Daniel Jean (1974-09-10)
    Two types of mud layers alternate in dominantly muddy cores of the southern Balearic Basin. Type A muds (a few cm to over 50 cm thick), macroscopically homogeneous, occur above turbidite sands or silt laminae. Type B muds ...
  • Heiken, Grant (1974-04-12)
    Volcanic ash samples collected from a variety of recent eruptions were studied, using petrography, chemical analyses, and scanning electron microscopy to characterize each ash type and to relate ash morphology to magma ...
  • Stanley, Daniel J.; Fenner, Peter (1973-08-02)
    The study summarizes the results of an underwater television survey of the sea floor at the shelfbreak and at the head of Wilmington Canyon off the Middle Atlantic States. Distributions are shown for bottom currents and ...
  • Hershler, Robert; Madsen, David; Currey, Donald R. (2002-12-11)
    The 14 papers collected herein treat diverse aspects of the aquatic history of the Great Basin of the western United States and collectively attempt to summarize and integrate portions of the vast body of new information ...
  • Wardlaw, Bruce R.; Grant, Richard E.; Rohr, David M. (2000-08-21)
    The internal stratigraphy of the Cutoff Formation in the Guadalupe Mountains is clarified, and the unit is divided into three members: the Shumard Canyon, the El Centro, and the Williams Ranch members. The Shumard ...
  • Marvin, Ursula B.; MacPherson, Glenn J. (1992-12-18)
    This monograph describes the meteorite collecting activities of the United States Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) expeditions during the 1984-1985, 1985-1986, and 1986-1987 field seasons. Descriptions and ...
  • Chalmers, R. O.; Henderson, E. P.; Mason, Brian (1976-09-09)
    Extensive field work has shown that the Australian strewnfield is less extensive than previously thought, being essentially restricted to the region south of latitudes 24° to 25°S. The few australites found north of this ...
  • Roe, Arthur; White, John S., Jr. (1976-11-22)
    A complete list, arranged alphabetically by mineral name, of the type specimens in the mineral collection of the National Museum of Natural History. These are the actual specimens that were used in defining new mineral ...
  • Mason, Brian (1977-03-09)
    Nine short contributions from the Smithsonian's Department of Mineral Sciences for 1974 and 1975 are gathered together in this volume. These contributions comprise an account of the composition of garnet xenocrysts from ...
  • Stanley, Daniel Jean; Got, Henri; Kenyon, Neil H.; Weiler, Yehezkiel (1976-09-20)
    A high-resolution seismic study of the Catalonian, eastern Betic, and Balearic regions in the western Mediterranean emphasizes the importance of large-scale post-Miocene vertical displacement of upper Miocene and overlying ...
  • Clarke, Roy S., Jr.; Goldstein, Joseph I. (1978-04-14)
    The role that schreibersite growth played in the structural development process in coarse-structured iron meteorites has been examined. The availability of many large meteorite surfaces and an extensive collection of ...
  • Clarke, Roy S., Jr. (1993-01-04)
    The Port Orford meteorite was allegedly discovered by John Evans, a contract explorer for the United States Government, on a mountain in southwestern Oregon in 1856. Efforts to organize the recovery of the alleged 10-ton ...
  • Marvin, Ursula B.; Mason, Brian (1980-07-25)
    During two expeditions to Antarctica (1976-77 and 1977-78), more than 300 pieces of meteorites were collected from a small area adjacent to the Allan Hills (77°S, 159°E) in Victoria Land. The 1977-78 meteorites were collected ...
  • Maldonado, Andres; Stanley, Daniel Jean (1976-08-03)
    The Strait of Sicily, a broad, elongate, topographically complex platform in the central Mediterranean, separates the deep Ionian Basin from the Algéro-Balearic and Tyrrhenian basins to the west. A detailed core analysis ...
  • Mason, Brian; Taylor, S. R. (1982-10-05)
    Six discrete groups of inclusions have been distinguished in the Allende meteorite. Groups I, V, and VI are mostly melilite-rich chondrules, although some have been extensively altered to fine-grained aggregates; Groups ...
  • Marvin, Ursula B.; Mason, Brian (1984-06-08)
    This monograph describes the meteorite collecting activities in Victoria Land during the 1980-1981 and 1981-1982 field seasons, and the geodetic measurements of ice motion and ablation at the Allan Hills site. Descriptions ...

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