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CONTENTS OF BEN OOSTDAM's


AUTOBIOGRAPHY

as per December 5, 2003

page 17


Year(s) Link-Title Description Page REMARKS
1963 (e) October 10-13 La Jolla to Long Beach, CA; Craig's Shipyard, Pete and Jean Johnson, Erik and Rosemary Stephansen, Willard Bascom, Jack McLelland, "Rockeater"; Ocean Science and Engineering 1 California
PACIFIC OCEAN
1963 October 14-20 John Beylick: pumps; Burl's waterjets ("Golddiver"), beach test with Bascom and Francois Lampietti of caisson; met Captain Cook; wrote: "Age of Lava Flow" article for GSA 2 California
PACIFIC OCEAN
1963 October 21-24 Dick Ladd, Captain Cook, back to La Jolla, Herb Veeh, Andy Soutar, Bob Nason, Dr. McLaughlin, Inman, McGowan, Long Beach 3 California
PACIFIC OCEAN
1963 October 25-26 Pack, farewells, depart by plane to Washington, Brundred, Bascom: projects underway: Beach-Sampling - Marine Geophysical Survey - Rockeater Marine Diamond Exploration 4 California, Washington D.C.
PACIFIC, ATLANTIC
1963 October 27-30 Washington, Smithsonian, DuPont Circle, dinner with Francois and his wife; flights to New York, Dakar, Liberia, Accra, Leopoldsville, Johannesburg: Africa Route map 5 Washington, New York, AFRICA
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 October 31 - November 3 Jo'burg: Anglo-American officials, David Smith, OSESA man.dir.; Capetown: John Hoyt, False Bay 6 South Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN, False Bay
1963 November 4 MDC plane to Alexander Bay; Oranjemund, Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM): Charles Stocken, Neil Shand, Stan Devlin; Jim and Barbara Guest, Joe Wright 7 South Africa, South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 November 5-6 Geo Lab Seldon, Stocken, four highly dissected and gullied terraces; ostriches, gemsbok 8 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 November 7-11 experiments at CDM with pumps and jets; trip to Capetown re pumps, cable car, Dave Smith, fly back to Oranjemund 9 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 November 12-14 CDM-Anglo meeting, AM9 grout?. test surf-crawler 10 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 November 15 Flight with Stocken, Campbell along coast to Luderitz, photographs; braaivleis and dance at Fry/Sullivan's 11 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 November 16-17 sailing, lobster dive at Affenrucken 12 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 November 18-23 Teach SCUBA; doomsday: Pres. Kennedy killed; Rose wants divorce 13 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 November 24-30 Tests SPC and caisson:spontaneous liquefaction; DeniseCristi 14 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 December 1-14 Dave Smith, Ralph Daniels, Mr. McConaghee demo; parties 15 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 December 15-18 Orange River mouth; departure Francois Lampietti; AM9,CAT crane, Uubvlei, fieldplant, SCUBA, squash 16 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 December 19-22 Fieldplant,Venske,Denise, Rose, Bobby; Wrights,Inman 17 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 December 23-25 Borchers,Shipleys, Christmas parties, move to Uubvlei 18 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1963 December 27-31 To Capetown re Benoto; Rita, Guest, Dave, Ferguson; more Benoto at CDM, advise Bascom; high tide problems; New Year Eve parties. 19 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1964 Jan.1 - 3 Wrights, "Debchick", to Capetown again, Mount Nelson Hotel, Rita, Seapoint 20 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1964 Jan. 4 - 5 geologist PNG at CDM; Benota/o; "Diamantkus" departs for Chamais Bay; visit R.V. "Conrad"; Hoyts 21 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1964 Jan. 6 - 7 "Sparker" survey, Tudor, John Mills, Richard Shumway, Roger Revelle, looking for room, Tulbach, Mrs. van Zijl, Pieter van Zijl 22 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1964 Jan 8 - 13 Sparker, arrival Erik Stephansen; Grant Hotel, Beach Prospecting Project, Rosemarie Bradley, Navigators Den, Dr.David Smith's buffet party 23 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1964 Jan. 14 - 15 Arrival Bascoms with Mr. Brown of Anglo American; Red Lion; seismic sledge hammer; Dr. Waters, Mr. Borchers, Benota, Sammy Collins, Joe Wright, Desmond O'Shea 24 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1964 Jan. 16 - 17 University of Capetown, Geology Department, Drs. Fuller and Simpson; Muizenberg beach test of seismic sledge hammer; 25 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN
1964 Jan 17 Dr. David Smith 'big' party: messrs.Thiessen, Dunmuir, Sammy Collins, Brown, Drs. Eric Simpson, Britt Brock et al. 26 South West Africa
ATLANTIC OCEAN

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