The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965 Page: 60
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Geology at The University of Texas, in this work were J. A.
Taff, C. C. McCulloch, N. F. Drake, and J. S. Stone.
3. The Southern Border of the Central Coal Field-W. F. Cummins.
4. The Permian of Texas and Its Underlying Beds-W. F. Cummins.
Cummins acquired the data for these reports from several sec-
tions made across the northwestern portion of the state from
the escarpment of the Llano Estacado to the Cretaceous border
on the east. He was assisted by McCulloch and Drake.
5. Preliminary Report on the Coal Fields of Colorado River-
R. S. Tarr.
6. Geology of Trans-Pecos Texas-Preliminary Statement-W. H.
7. Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Central Mineral
Region of Texas-T. B. Comstock.
Dumble, in his summary statement, discussed briefly the differ-
ent geological horizons recognized during the field work and the
mineral resources of each. This statement, together with the
papers listed above, each of which summarized previous work,
constituted the first comprehensive description of the geology
Two chemical laboratories were in operation in connection with
the survey, one at the University of Texas in charge of J. H.
Herndon, and one at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College
in charge of P. S. Tilson. A museum was also established.
Much of the work begun in 1889 was carried on through 1890.
Von Streeruwitz continued to concentrate on the mineral deposits
in the Trans-Pecos, particularly El Paso County (presently El
Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson counties). J. A. Taff was attached
to Von Streeruwitz's party in order to investigate the Cretaceous
of that remote and little known region. Comstock completed the
work begun in the Central Mineral Region. Cummins launched
a detailed study of the central coal fields. R. S. Tarr made a re-
connaissance of the Guadalupe Mountains, but resigned shortly
thereafter to accept employment at Cornell University. His re-
port was published by the survey as Bulletin No. 3.
A. Heilprin, F. Roemer, and A. Hyatt were supplied fossils for
examination, and these early determinations by recognized author-
ities gave considerable impetus to the study of the paleontology
R. T. Hill was assigned the Cretaceous area and studied the
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