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Basaltic Lavas

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, 20 January 1881

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/5/7
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton. He encloses a report by Clarence King and explains the poor quality of his own entry in this. He discusses the formation of the basaltic plateaux which are cut by the Grand Canyon in the light of some articles written by Geikie. He concludes that there are 2 models of volcanic eruption: The Mediterranean Type where many small eruptions concentrated in a small area produce cinder cones and the Rocky Mountain Type where few very...
Dates: 20 January 1881

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, 21 July 1884

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/5/16
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton telling him that he is undertaking field work in New Mexico. He is concentrating on the plateau country aided by good topographic maps of the region. He tells Geikie that there are landforms and cliffs similar to those in Utah and Arizona with exposures of Triassic, Permain and Cretaceous strata. These are overlain with evidence of volcanic activity, ancient basalt of 50-200 feet depth on the plateau. Young basalt, in vast lava...
Dates: 21 July 1884

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, 23 January 1883

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/5/13
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton discussing his field trip to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). He reports on the large scale of the ultra basic basalt lava flows of the Mauna Loa eruption and the lack of cinder cones. He reports on the ferruginous nature of the lavas and their high olivine content along with observed layers of hematite and magnetite. He describes the volcano's impressive topography and its inability to support running water. He asks...
Dates: 23 January 1883

Notebook No.34, 26 July 1830-4 August 1830

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/34
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains geological observations in pencil, and detailed sketches of mountain ranges. The cover is blank, and the index is a page adhered to the back cover. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and contractions have been...
Dates: 26 July 1830-4 August 1830