Engaged Learning Collection

Contributor(s)

Dr. Louis Jacobs

Publication Date

4-15-2013

Abstract

An intensive survey was conducted on HNZ land, a subsidiary of Hunt Inc., which owns the mineral rights to land located adjacent to the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States. The purpose of the survey was to log the position and characteristics of petrified wood to better protect the fossils from thieves and to assess the value of Hunt lands. A monetary value was assigned to each log based on color, condition, size, and other mitigating characteristics. Two broad categories of fossil logs were found on the land, alabaster and rainbow. Mineral composition and oxygen isotopes were analyzed to better understand the conditions under which these two categories were fossilized.

Document Type

Article

Keywords

geology, Engaged Learning 2013

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Extent

13 pages

Format

.pdf

Rights

The files in this collection are protected by copyright law. No commercial reproduction or distribution of these files is permitted without the written permission of Southern Methodist University, Office of the Provost. These files may be freely used for educational purposes, provided they are not altered in any way, and Southern Methodist University is cited. For more information, contact ncds@smu.edu.

Language

English

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