USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1970-012-FA

Other ID: CORPUS 14/15

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: southern insular shelf, St. Thomas, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Charles W. Holmes

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sampling.


Start Date: 1970-10-18

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1970-10-28

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Shipek, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples; Diver cores.

Staff: Charles W. Holmes

Affiliate Staff:


Location Map:


photo of Advance II
Advance II


Garrison, L.E., Holmes, Charles W., and Trumbull, James V. A., 1971, Geology of the insular shelf south of St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 71-117, 38 p. URL:, download PDF.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler - Shipek --- Geology
Visual navigation --- Navigation