Bachelors Theses

Abstract

"The Roubideaux sandstone (Cambrian) which is rather extensively found in the vicinity of Rolla, Mo., offers exceptional opportunities for the study of ripple marks and sun cracks in place. Fig. 1 shows the principal localities in which these structures are to be found in this vicinity.

The statement is made by Van Hise and others that ripple marks can be used in determining structures, and that to do this it is necessary to be able to tell whether a ripple mark is right side up or overturned. The rule as laid down by them is: That a normal ripple mark (right side up) has a wide trough separated by two sharp ridges. Having found some ripple marks the converse of this near Rolla in a structure which is not overturned, we have endeavored to determine how often this statement of Van Hise's is true, and if there are other criteria which might be used in the determination"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Cox, Guy Henry

Degree Name

B.S. in General Science

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1913

Pagination

iii, 23 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Geographic Coverage

Phelps County, Missouri

Rights

© 1913 Donald Hewson Radcliffe, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cambrian
Ripple-marks
Sedimentary structures -- Missouri -- Phelps County

Thesis Number

T 318

Print OCLC #

9486037

Electronic OCLC #

319699862

Comments

Some illustrations by author.

Pages 18-23 are provided here as supplementary files.

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