Oral history interview with Eugene Merle Shoemaker, 1986 January 30 to 1988 September 8.


Shoemaker, Eugene Merle, 1928-. Oral history interview with Eugene Merle Shoemaker, 1986 January 30 to 1988 September 8.

Oral history interview with Eugene Merle Shoemaker, 1986 January 30 to 1988 September 8.

Early career in the United States Geological Survey (USGS); Atomic Energy Commission-sponsored surveys of uranium deposits in the western United States; USGS Grand Junction, Colorado field office; nuclear explosion crater studies; the MICE project; early lunar studies sponsored by NASA. Specific topics include Shoemaker's investigations of the geology of the Colorado plateau; doctoral studies at Princeton University in the mid-1950s; his identification of coesite at the Meteor Crater, Arizona; and the Ries formation in Bavaria, Germany; the development of lunar stratigraphic principles.

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