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MMI Quarry Field Trip -Adults

  • Sat, November 11, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • Midlothian, TX

 I have arranged a Martin Marietta field trip for adults on Saturday, November 11th, 8am.   This trip is limited to 25 people with 5 spots for new members. Sign up early to insure your place.  When you contact me (pollym@airmail.net) please include who will plan to attend. This trip is open to any member of the Dallas Paleo Society.

 

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 me.

 

 

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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