top of page

Mystery Item

This is a geophysical item..... Do you know what it is?

Hover over the image to reveal the answer

Click on the colored photo to enlarge

GSH112x_Jan2023.jpg

Mystery Item

January 2023

GSH112x_Jan2023.jpg

The Mystery Item for January 2023 is an offshore seismic detector planter and was donated to the GSH Museum by Sun Oil.

Mystery Item

October 2022

Mystery Item Oct2022 GSH51-51A.jpg

The Wilson magnetometer was used mainly for regional magnetometer surveys on land.  It was usually used on a plane table and included a Brunton compass. This model is from 1929 and was manufactured by Ainsworth and donated by Texaco.

Mystery Item Oct2022 GSH51-51A.jpg

Mystery Item

September 2022

Light Box used with a torsion balance in the 1920’s to help with the gravity readings.  It was built and donated by Humble Oil.

Light Box used with a torsion balance in the 1920’s to help with the gravity readings.  It was built and donated by Humble Oil.

Light Box used with a torsion balance in the 1920’s to help with the gravity readings.  It was built and donated by Humble Oil.
bottom of page