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ID T-1-67-BS
Also Known As TT018
Abstract University of Washington,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Dave Scholl. Geological and Geophysical data (magnetics, chaindredge, seismic, Shipekgrab, VanVeengrab, LoranA, radar) of field activity T-1-67-BS in Bering Sea, Alaska from 07/16/1967 to 07/21/1967
Organization University of Washington
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Chief Scientist Dave Scholl
Activity Type Geological and Geophysical
Platform Thomas G. Thompson
Area of Operation Bering Sea, Alaska, Bering Sea
Bounding Coordinates
-170.25830    -165.55670
Dates 07/16/1967 (JD 197) to 07/21/1967 (JD 202)
Analog Materials list
Dave Scholl Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Equipment Used
To study the size of the basins, character of the rocks, and structure
of the Bering shelf.
Information to be Derived
Continuous seismic-reflection profiles, sediment thickness, lithology,
age, gold analyses, texture, mineralogy, foraminifera.
Magnetic data and continuous seismic-reflection profiles were obtained
along nearly 1,800 km of track, concentrated mostly in the northern Bering Sea;
in addition, about 100 bottom samples and dredge hauls were taken.
Interpretation of deep-penetration seismic profiles revealed a series of deep
basins containing as much as 2,000 m of sediments. Dredge haul obtained shows
that the acoustic basement on the continental margin consists of turbidites of
late Cretaceous (Campanian) age. Rocks smapled by dredge hauls in the Pribilof
Canyon and boreholes offshore at Nome show that the thick sedimentary cover in 
the basins is mostly of Neogene age. Upper Miocene marine rocks are present at 
the continental margin, and upper Miocene or Pliocene marine sediments are
present off Nome. The size of the basins, character of the rocks, and abundance
of minor broad folds indicate that the Bering shelf has a large and entirely
unexpected petroleum potential.
NGDC Overview
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MCG Data Collection ID ---         T167BS
Institution Data Collection ID --- T167BS
NGDC ID ---                        06350006
Funding ---                        (unspecified)
Project, Cruise & Leg ---          (unspecified)
Study region ---                   +65.00000,+54.00000,-171.00000,-165.00000
Chief Scientist(s) ---             Dave Scholl
Name of vessel ---                 Tommy Thompso (surface ship)
Date field data collection started --- 07/16/67     (unspecified)
Date field data collection ended ---   07/21/67     (unspecified)
Parameters surveyed ---
   Bathymetry:                     (unspecified)
   Magnetics:                      surveyed, contained in data file
   Gravity:                        (unspecified)
   High-resolution seismics:       (unspecified)
   Deep penetration seismics:      (unspecified)
Format --- 

Date of data input to NGDC ---     02/19/87
Contributing institution ---       USGS Branch of Pacific Marine Geology
Country ---                        United States

Navigation instrumentation ---     (unspecified)
Position determination method ---  (unspecified)

Bathymetry instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of bathymetric data ---  (unspecified)
General rate of bathymetry in file ---    (unspecified)
General collection rate of bathymetry --- (unspecified)
Assumed sound velocity ---                (unspecified)
Bathymetric datum code ---                No correction applied (sea level)
Bathmetry interpolation scheme ---        (unspecified)

Magnetics instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of magnetics data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of magnetics in file ---    7.0 minutes
General collection rate of magnetics --- (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor tow distance ---         (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor depth ---                (unspecified)
Two sensor horizontal separation ---     (unspecified)
Residual magnetics reference field ---   (unspecified)
Method of applying residual field ---    (unspecified)

Gravity instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of gravity data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of gravity in file ---    (unspecified)
General collection rate of gravity --- (unspecified)
Theoretical gravity formula ---        (unspecified)
Reference system ---                   (unspecified)
Corrections applied ---                (unspecified)
Starting land tie ---                  (unspecified)
Ending land tie   ---                  (unspecified)

Seismic instrumentation --- (unspecified)
Formats of seismic data --- (unspecified)
Nelson, C.H., Hopkins, D.M., 1972, Sedimentary processes and distribution of par
ticulate gold in the
northern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 689, see scanned

Nelson, C.H., Pierce, D.E., Leong, K.W., and Wang, F.F.H., 1972, Mercury distribution in Ancient and Modern Sediment of Northeastern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-0268; URL: Additional publication information at:
Scholl, D.W. and Hopkins, D.M., 1968, Bering Sea shelf seismic reflection records 1967 R/VThomas G. Thompson, 3 p., 30 sheets. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 68-238, URL:
Scholl, D.W., Buffington, E.C., and Hopkins, D.M., 1968. Geologic history of the continental margin of North America in the Bering Sea. Marine Geology, 6, . 297-330.
Scholl, D.W., Hopkins, D.M., Greene, H.G., and Buffington, E.C., 1968. New petroleum prospects, shallow and deep Bering Sea (abstract). 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Bakersfield, California, p. 10.
Scholl, D.W., Hopkins, David M., Buffington, E.C., and Greene, H.G., 1968, New petroleum prospects, shallow and deep Bering sea: Alaska Division of Mines Minerals Report, 1967, 56 p.

Nelson, C.H., Hopkins, D.M., 1972, Sedimentary processes and distribution of par ticulate gold in the northern Bering Sea, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 689, see scanned materials: pp_689Cite.pdf
Got Help? For T-1-67-BS, we would appreciate any information on -- contract, days at sea, dive count, funding, information specialist, kms of navigation, national plan, notes, owner, ports, project, project number, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, tabulated info.
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T-1-67-BS location map of where navigation 

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T-1-67-BS location map of where navigation 

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