Accession Number:

ADA030963

Title:

Identification of Samples of Objects Recovered from Ocean Floor

Descriptive Note:

Miscellaneous paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Several pieces of objects recovered from the ocean floor near Bimini were examined by X-ray and analyzed petrographically. The objects consisted of calcite, brucite, a complex calcium aluminum hydrate, quartz, hydrogarnet, a little ettringite, and some sort of calcium alumino-ferrite. The objects are believed to be remnants of construction materials that were being transported by ship and subsequently came to rest perhaps because of shipwreck on the ocean floor. A copy of an article written for Nature by Mr. Wyman Harrison in which the findings of the examination mentioned above are cited is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE