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    Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society

     The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Ellison Miles Building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus.

    Brookhaven is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, (Dallas) Texas 75244.

    The July 2014 speaker will be long time DPS member Mark McKinzie who will discuss his recently published guidebook on fossils and fossil collecting in Oklahoma. The title of the book is Oklahoma Fossil Localities. Our neighboring state to the north, Oklahoma, has an extremely rich and diverse assortment of fossils and localities where you can collect them. Representative rocks of almost the entire Paleozoic and Mesozoic rock sequences can be found somewhere in the state. The book discusses 37 specific fossil localities in detail and mentions many others. Nearly 350 representative fossils are illustrated for identification, nearly all of them in full color. The presentation itself will concentrate on three extraordinary fossil assemblages from the Paleozoic Era in Oklahoma

    Mark has collected fossils since he was five years old and growing up in northern Illinois. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1980. Mark has been in and out of the oil and gas industry since graduating college. He lived in the fossil-rich state of Oklahoma from 1980 until 1992. Mark moved to Texas in 1992 and currently resides in Grapevine. The author has collected Oklahoma fossils extensively over the past thirty years. This guidebook is the culmination of his knowledge concerning the paleontological resources of that area on the other (wrong) side of the Red River.

    Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the meeting for the price of $30 per book.

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    More about the Society can be found in The Fossil Record.

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    Purpose of the Society

    The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field.

    Everyone is welcome to join the Society. No special skills or knowledge are required for membership.


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