Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: 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;
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.