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Martin Marietta Field Trip for our Younger Members

  • Sat, October 28, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • Midlothian, TX

A VERY SPECIAL TRIP FOR OUR YOUNGER MEMBERS.  I have arranged a Martin Marietta field trip for our younger members, 7-15 years old,  on Saturday, October 28th, 8am.   ALL YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN ( one adult per family unless there are extra openings). Youngsters are expected to be closely supervised by their guardians since this is a working quarry. This trip is limited to 25 people, sign up early to insure your place.  When you contact me please include the age of the child (children) who plan to attend. This trip is not a PIT CREW trip and is open to any member and their child/grandchild.

 

Meet in Martin Marietta at the first parking lot on the left as you enter before 8am so we can sign the ‘no harm agreements’.   We will be hunting the quarry 8am until 12 noon. This is the ATCO contact between the Eagle Ford Shale and the Austin Chalk (Cretaceous period) Target finds are marine vertebrate: Cretodus, Ptychodus, Squalicorax and other shark teeth.  Other possibilities include occasional mosasaur, turtle and fish material. . I would like to remind everyone to wear closed toe shoes (ankle high boots are best). You will also need a rock hammer, hard hat (quarry will supply one if you don’t have one) and collection bags (plastic bags are fine).  There are no bathrooms so please remember to stop and go.    If the trip does not fill I will accept additional requests. Contact pollym@airmail.net  cell 903 916-0083  This field trip will be lead by Jordan Lee

 

 

ALWAYS CHECK THE DPS HOTLINE BEFORE A TRIP FOR ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES  817 355-4693

 

Directions:  67 south towards Midlothian.  Continue on 67 pass the Midlothian exits continue to Ward Road exit, follow feeder road, make left under 67, cross RR track.  You are there, parking lot is on your left.

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