Searching for Bediasite Tektites in Texas

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dc.contributor.author Mason, Morris H.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-24T12:53:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-24T12:53:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-24T12:53:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/946
dc.description Advisor: Charles Nelson en_US
dc.description.abstract Thirty-five million years ago a very large object collided with the earth in the Chesapeak Bay area of the United States east coast. During the collision, molten earthly material was created. It "splashed" up and rained back down in Georgia and Texas. The glassy material rocks (ejecta) that fell to the earth from this collision are called tektites. The tektites that fell and have been found by a number of collectors and scientists over the years are named after a town and the native inhabitants that lived near the current town of Bedias, Texas. A summary of the six years of research done on these extraordinary rocks will be presented in the form of a poster along with real examples of the bediasite tektites on display. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2009;1
dc.subject Texas--Bedias en_US
dc.subject Rocks, Volcanic--Texas en_US
dc.subject Fossils--Texas en_US
dc.subject Volcanic ash, tuff, etc.--Texas en_US
dc.title Searching for Bediasite Tektites in Texas en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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