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F. B. Plummer 1886-1947
B.S. Dartmouth College

Worked as a field geologist for Roxana Petroleum Company in Oklahoma and Texas.

Joined the BEG in 1928.

Began the Petroleum Engineering Department at UT.

NPL holds many of his fossil specimens from the Pennsylvanian and Tertiary periods of Texas.

The Fife locality is an outcrop of Late Pennsylvanian age. It is one of many localities represented in the Plummer collection.

Learn more about Plummer from Everette DeGolyer in AAPG Bulletin; September 1947; v. 31; no. 9; p. 1698-1700


F.B. Plummer
Frederick Byron Plummer
Image from Ferguson, 1981, courtesy of BEG and AAPG

1930's field photo of the Fife locality The exposure that Plummer examined

Same locality in 1990's
The exposure today is very little altered from the earlier view
1930's: From a photograph by F. B. Plummer in the TMM archives 1990's: From a photograph by A. Molineux, 1996


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