USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-017-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Edward Escowitz

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
Andrew Grosz
Ricardo Lopez
Mark Brown
Chris Galagan
Hall Williams
Jack Swenson
L. Kooker
C. Lief
R. Fields
B. Lipin
J. Wynn

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;

North: 36.87962 South: 28.53627 West: -82.1777 East: -72.94922


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John Wesley Powell



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
Box corer --- Biology
Grab sampler --- Biology
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Loran-C --- Navigation
Magnavox satellite positioning system --- Navigation