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Summary Information for Field Activity 1972-005-FA

Area of Operations: Georges Bank, Physalis Seamount, Mytilus Seamount, Bear Seamount, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 20, 1972 to August 29, 1972

Chief scientist: Bill Dillon
Jack Hathaway

Objectives: The purpose of the cruise was to make detailed surveys of possible sites for shallow drilling on the outer continental shelf. The areas covered were the northern and southern edges of Georges Bank; Physalis, Mytilus and Bear Seamounts; and lines in transit to and from these areas.

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Summary: Continuous seismic profiling at areas F, G, H, I, J, and K.

Contact: Bill Dillon (
Jack Hathaway (

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-3-72-GK. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Oldale, R.N., Hathaway, J.C., Dillon, W.P., Hendricks, J.D., and Robb, J.M.,1974, Geophysical observations on northern part of Georges Bank and adjacent basins of Gulf of Maine: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 58, no. 12: p. 2411-2427

Schlee, J., Mattick, R. E., Taylor, D. J., Girard, O. W., Grow, J., Rhodehamel, E. C., Perry, W. J., Jr., Bayer, K. C., Furbush, M., Clifford, C. P., and Lees, J. A.,1975, Sediments, structural framework, petroleum potential, environmental conditions, and operational considerations of the United States North Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-353, 179 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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