Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Edward Escowitz
Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Delineation of placer heavy minerals in a number of study areas. Follow-up sampling of areas previously sampled.
Start Date: 1985-06-03
Start Port/Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
End Date: 1985-06-28
End Port/Location: Alexandria, VA
Equipment Used: Alpine Vibracorer, Box corer, Grab sampler, Echosounder, Sidescan sonar, Loran-C, Magnavox satellite positioning system
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A total of 60 vibracores and 72 grab samples were acquired. The majority of the grab samples were processed at sea using the three-turn spiral to concentrate the heavy minerals. Selected grab samples were examined microscopically to determine the major constituents of the heavy-mineral assemblages present.
Staff: Edward Escowitz
Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report and center quarterly report; no post-cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Ed Escowitz, Andrew Grosz, Ricardo Lopez, Mark Brown, Chris Galagan, Hall Williams, Jack Swenson, L. Kooker, C. Lief, R. Fields, B. Lipin, J. Wynn.
Atlantic Continental Shelf, South Atlantic Bight EEZ, Middle Atlantic Bight EEZ, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic;