Welcome to the Dallas Paleo Website

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.

Upcoming events

    • Sat, October 19, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Mineral Wells, Texas

    The Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce has announced their Crazy Fossil Dig for this year.  It will be Saturday, October 19, at the Mineral Wells Fossil Park.  For more information, please see the this link.  No registration is required and it is open to the public.

    DPS

    • Fri, October 25, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sun, October 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Somervell County Exposition Center, Glen Rose, TX

     The Dallas Paleontological Society (DPS) is sponsoring their annual fossil expo in Glen Rose, Texas, October 25-27 at the Somervell County Exposition Center.  Plan now to drive (or come camp and/or stay in the area) to see all the neat fossils for sale, come to the Auction of donated fossils, listen to a program on fossils and visit with others who are interested in fossils from all over the world.

    See the flier for FOSSILMANIA on the main page under "More" Information.

    DPS

Past events

Sat, September 14, 2019 Jacksboro Study Group (Texas Pennsylvanian Study Group) Meeting
Wed, September 11, 2019 September Regular Monthly Meeting
Sat, August 31, 2019 Dino Fest Perot Museum, Dallas
Wed, August 14, 2019 Monthly Meeting August 14
Sun, August 11, 2019 Oliver Creek Field Trip SUNDAY August 11
Wed, July 10, 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting July 10
Sat, June 15, 2019 Pennsylvanian Study Group
Wed, June 12, 2019 JUNE 12 Monthly Meeting
Sat, June 01, 2019 Dallas Zoo Dinosaurs
Mon, May 20, 2019 Dinosaur Extinction
Wed, May 08, 2019 May Meeting of DPS
Sat, May 04, 2019 Waco Gem and Mineral Show
Fri, April 26, 2019 Texas Mineral and Fossil Show
Wed, April 24, 2019 Careers in Paleo Webinar
Sat, April 20, 2019 A Professional Paleontologist Talk
Sat, March 30, 2019 Mammoth Event
Sat, March 30, 2019 Finis Shale Study Group
Sat, March 23, 2019 North Sulphur River Field Trip CANCELLED
Wed, March 20, 2019 Regular Monthly March Meeting (THIRD Wednesday)
Fri, February 08, 2019 Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show (see picture below)
Sat, January 19, 2019 Dinosaur George
Sat, January 19, 2019 Finis Shale Study Group
Wed, January 09, 2019 Regular Meeting January 9
Sat, January 05, 2019 DPS Bus Trip to Oklahoma
Wed, December 12, 2018 December Meeting, Auction and Holiday Party
Fri, December 07, 2018 Houston Gem and Fossil Show
Sat, November 17, 2018 Dallas Gem and Mineral Show
Wed, November 14, 2018 DPS Regular Monthly Meeting November
Sat, November 10, 2018 Scout Xperience, TX Motor Speedway
Fri, November 09, 2018 Opening Day Smithsonian Exhibit on Sea Monsters
Sat, November 03, 2018 Ash Grove Quarry Field Trip
Fri, October 26, 2018 FOSSILMANIA in Glen Rose, Texas
Sat, October 20, 2018 Ladonia Fossil Day Activities (Rain or Shine, Indoors)
Sat, October 20, 2018 Crazy Fossil Dig, Mineral Wells CANCELLED, Sorry!!
Sat, October 13, 2018 Fossil Day Festivities at Waco Mammoth Site
Sat, October 13, 2018 Rescheduled Event for Ash Grove
Sat, October 06, 2018 Fossil Day at the Heard Museum
Sat, September 29, 2018 Ash Grove Cement Quarry (CANCELLED!!)
Wed, September 12, 2018 September DPS Meeting on Fossil Shark's Teeth
Sat, September 08, 2018 Jacksboro Study Group September Meeting
Sat, September 01, 2018 Dino Days at the Perot Museum
Sat, August 18, 2018 Jacksboro Study Group August Meeting
Sat, August 11, 2018 Oliver Creek for Perot Only
Sat, August 11, 2018 Oliver Creek Field Trip (NO Registration required)
Wed, August 08, 2018 Regular Monthly Meeting for August (7:00 pm)
Sat, July 14, 2018 Sherman Creeks Shark Tooth Hunt Field Trip
Wed, July 11, 2018 Regular Monthly Meeting for July 11 (7:00 pm)
Sat, June 30, 2018 Arlington Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, June 23, 2018 Jacksboro Study Group
Sat, June 23, 2018 June 23 Martin Marietta Quarry
Wed, June 13, 2018 Regular June DPS Meeting NEW TIME: 7:00 PM
Sat, June 02, 2018 POSTPONED!! Lake Brownwood (Contact Polly: pollym@airmail.net, 903-916-0083)
Sat, May 12, 2018 Denton Creek Canoe Trip
Sat, May 12, 2018 Jacksboro
Sat, May 12, 2018 PIT CREW MMI Field Trip
Wed, May 09, 2018 Regular May DPS Meeting
Sat, May 05, 2018 Whiskey Bridge Field Trip (Cancelled)
Sat, April 28, 2018 Field Trip near Waco (NOT DPS sponsored)
Sat, April 28, 2018 Waco Pit Field Trip originally scheduled for 31st
Sat, April 28, 2018 PIT CREW MMI Field Trip
Wed, April 25, 2018 Andy Gale Talk
Fri, April 20, 2018 Earth Day at Fair Park
Tue, April 17, 2018 Dr. Lee Berger Lecture
Sat, April 14, 2018 Mammoth Prep
Wed, April 11, 2018 Regular April DPS Meeting
Sat, March 31, 2018 Mammooths On The March
Thu, March 29, 2018 Chuck Finsley Memorial Lecture
Sat, March 17, 2018 Back to Nature Event
Wed, March 07, 2018 DPS March Meeting is March 7 (Notice DATE!!)
Wed, February 14, 2018 February Regular DPS Meeting
Wed, January 10, 2018 January Regular DPS Meeting
Sat, January 06, 2018 Jacksboro Study Group Meeting
Wed, December 20, 2017 FOSSIL Roadshow Webinar
Wed, December 13, 2017 December Christmas Party, Auction and Election
Sat, November 18, 2017 Dallas Gem & Mineral Society Show
Sat, November 18, 2017 The Dallas Gem and Mineral Society Show
Sat, November 11, 2017 MMI Quarry Field Trip -Adults
Fri, November 10, 2017 Houston Gem and Mineral Show
Wed, November 08, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, November 04, 2017 Midland Gem and Mineral Show 2017
Sat, November 04, 2017 27th Annual FossilFest
Sun, October 29, 2017 PIT Crew Fossilmania
Sat, October 28, 2017 Oklahoma Mineral and Gem Society Show
Sat, October 28, 2017 Martin Marietta Field Trip for our Younger Members
Fri, October 27, 2017 Fossilmania
Sat, October 21, 2017 Adult Martin Marietta Field Trip
Thu, October 19, 2017 myFOSSIL Webinar
Sat, October 14, 2017 National Fossil Day - Heard Museum
Sat, October 14, 2017 National Fossil Day Fannin County
Wed, October 11, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, September 30, 2017 Jacksboro Fossil Hunt
Fri, September 15, 2017 50th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show
Wed, September 13, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, September 09, 2017 Fossil Fest and Jurassic Gardens
Sat, August 19, 2017 Arklatex Gem, Mineral, and Geology Show
Sat, August 19, 2017 Oliver Creek Field Trip
Fri, August 18, 2017 Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Show
Wed, August 09, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting at SMU This Month
Wed, July 12, 2017 Ice Cream Social and Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, July 01, 2017 Arlington Gem and Mineral Club Show
Sat, June 17, 2017 Shark Tooth Trip to Sherman Creeks
Wed, June 14, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Fri, June 02, 2017 Lone Star Archaeological Society Artifacts
Sat, May 27, 2017 65th Annual Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, May 13, 2017 Denton Creek Canoe Trip
Wed, May 10, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, May 06, 2017 Field Trip and Meteor Watch - Hamm Creek
Sat, May 06, 2017 Lubbock Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, April 29, 2017 Waco Gem and Mineral Show
Fri, April 21, 2017 Earth Day Texas Festival at Fair Park
Wed, April 12, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, April 08, 2017 Rio Vista Field Trip
Sat, April 08, 2017 Gore, OK Field Trip
Sat, April 08, 2017 Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, April 08, 2017 Central Texas Gem and Mineral Show
Fri, March 31, 2017 Gem and Mineral Sale March 31st to April 1st, 2017 9am to 6pm
Sat, March 25, 2017 Jacksboro Field Trip
Fri, March 24, 2017 Swap Show & Sale
Sat, March 18, 2017 Black Cat Mountain Clarita, OK Field Trip
Sat, March 11, 2017 SW G&MS FIESTA OF GEMS
Wed, March 08, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, March 04, 2017 Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society
Sat, February 25, 2017 Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Annual Show
Sat, February 18, 2017 Williamson County Gemboree
Sat, February 18, 2017 STEM Fair Brookhaven College
Wed, February 08, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Fri, January 27, 2017 21st Annual East Texas Gem and Mineral Show
Thu, January 26, 2017 Tuscon Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
Thu, January 19, 2017 Webinar: Paleontological Resources Preservation Act of 2009 (PRPA)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Regular Paleo Monthly meeting
Sat, December 17, 2016 Horseshoe Bend Field Trip
Wed, December 14, 2016 Dallas Paleo Christmas Party and Auction
Sat, December 10, 2016 Ash Grove Quarry Field Trip
Sat, November 19, 2016 Dallas Gem & Mineral Society Show
Sat, November 12, 2016 26th Annual FossilFest
Fri, November 11, 2016 Houston Gem and Mineral Show
Wed, November 09, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Sun, November 06, 2016 PIT CREW prep class at The Heard (limited)
Sat, November 05, 2016 Field Trip to MMI Quarry
Sat, November 05, 2016 Midland Gem and Mineral Show (dates TBD)
Fri, October 28, 2016 Fossilmania XXXIV
Sat, October 22, 2016 Mineral Wells Crazy Fossil Dig
Fri, October 21, 2016 Austin Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, October 15, 2016 Brownwood Field Trip
Sat, October 15, 2016 Victoria Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, October 15, 2016 National Fossil Day at Ladonia
Thu, October 13, 2016 National Fossil Day, Honey Grove, TX
Wed, October 12, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Wed, October 12, 2016 National Fossil Day
Sun, October 09, 2016 National Fossil Day at The Heard Museum
Sun, October 09, 2016 Earth Science Week
Sat, October 08, 2016 Cowtown Gem, Mineral and Glass Society Show
Sat, October 08, 2016 Tri-City Gem & Mineral Show
Tue, October 04, 2016 SMU lecture by Dr Barbara Seuss
Sat, October 01, 2016 Grapevine Fossil Fest
Sat, October 01, 2016 44th Annual Central Arkansas Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show
Sat, October 01, 2016 Jacksboro Volunteer Help
Thu, September 29, 2016 McCurtain Co. Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, September 24, 2016 PIT Crew at the Dallas Zoo
Sat, September 24, 2016 Whiskey Bridge Field Trip
Sat, September 17, 2016 Adult Martin Marietta Quarry Fieldtrip
Sat, September 17, 2016 Dino Days at the Heard Museum
Fri, September 16, 2016 48th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show
Fri, September 16, 2016 49th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show
Wed, September 14, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Wed, September 07, 2016 Nebraska White River Badlands Fieldtrip
Sat, August 27, 2016 Oliver Creek 2016 Field Trip
Sat, August 20, 2016 Ozark Earth Science, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (dates tentative)
Sat, August 20, 2016 Sherman Creek Collecting Trip
Fri, August 19, 2016 Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Show
Wed, August 10, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Wed, August 03, 2016 PIT Crew - Dallas Central Library
Sun, July 17, 2016 Perot/PIT Crew Trip
Wed, July 13, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Sat, July 09, 2016 Waco Mammoth National Monument Turns One!
Sat, July 09, 2016 Tulsa Rock and Mineral Show (dates to be determined)
Sat, July 02, 2016 Arlington Gem and Mineral Club Show
Sat, June 25, 2016 Osage Rock and Mineral Club Show (dates tenative)
Sat, June 18, 2016 Shark Tooth Trip to Sherman Creeks
Wed, June 08, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Fri, June 03, 2016 The Fossil Project Cincinnati Mini Conference
Sat, May 28, 2016 65th Annual Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, May 21, 2016 Annual Denton Creek Canoe Trip
Wed, May 11, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Sat, May 07, 2016 Gore, OK Field Trip
Sat, May 07, 2016 Lubbock Gem and Mineral Show
Fri, May 06, 2016 Central MO Rock & Lapidary Club
Fri, April 29, 2016 Waco Gem and Mineral Show
Sun, April 24, 2016 62nd Annual Witchita Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, April 23, 2016 Brownwood, Wilson Clay Pit and Area Field Trip
Wed, April 13, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Sat, April 09, 2016 Martin Marietta Quarry Field Trip
Sat, April 09, 2016 Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, April 02, 2016 Jacksboro Field Trip
Fri, April 01, 2016 Swap Show & Sale
Sat, March 26, 2016 Valley View Field Trip
Thu, March 24, 2016 Irving Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, March 19, 2016 Mammoths on the March
Sat, March 12, 2016 SW G&MS FIESTA OF GEMS
Sat, March 12, 2016 Central Texas Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, March 12, 2016 Perot Discovery Day (FOSSILS)
Wed, March 09, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Sat, March 05, 2016 Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society
Sat, February 27, 2016 Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Annual Show
Sat, February 27, 2016 Waco Pit Field Trip
Sat, February 20, 2016 Williamson County Gemboree
Sat, February 20, 2016 STEM Fair Brookhaven College
Sat, February 13, 2016 Martin Marietta Quarry Field Trip
Wed, February 10, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Wed, February 03, 2016 North Texas Naturalists meeting
Sat, January 30, 2016 Tuscon Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
Sat, January 23, 2016 Rescheduled Ashgrove Field Trip
Fri, January 22, 2016 20th Annual East Texas Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, January 16, 2016 Hill Country Gem & Mineral Show
Wed, January 13, 2016 Dallas Paleo Regular Meeting
Sat, December 12, 2015 Horseshoe Bend Field Trip
Wed, December 09, 2015 Dallas Paleo Auction
Sat, December 05, 2015 Field Trip To Ash Grove Quarry
Sat, November 21, 2015 Dallas Gem and Mineral Show
Sat, November 21, 2015 Meet Your Mammoth! Perot Museum
Sat, November 14, 2015 Boy Scouts of America Circle Ten Xperience
Sat, November 14, 2015 Martin Marietta Quarry Field Trip
Sat, November 07, 2015 Mineral Wells Fossil Park Crazy Fossil Dig
Fri, October 30, 2015 Fossilmania XXXIII
Sat, October 17, 2015 Martin Marietta TXI Cement Plant Field Trip
Sat, October 17, 2015 Ladonnia National Fossil Day
Fri, October 16, 2015 Fossil Fest Grapevine
Wed, October 14, 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Wed, October 14, 2015 National Fossil Day
Tue, October 13, 2015 Fossil Field Trip to Lake Jackboro and Mineral Well Fossil Park
Mon, October 12, 2015 October Regular Meeting (Special Time)
Mon, October 12, 2015 My Fossil - The Fossil Project
Sun, October 11, 2015 North Sulphur River Field Trip
Tue, September 29, 2015 Perot Museum Explorer In Residence Berger's Lecture
Sat, September 26, 2015 Dallas Zoo Science Day
Sat, September 12, 2015 Lake Texoma Field Trip
Wed, September 09, 2015 September Regular Meeting - Ice Cream Social
Sat, August 22, 2015 Oliver Creek Field Trip
Wed, August 12, 2015 August Regular Meeting
Sun, July 12, 2015 Denton Creek Canoe Trip
Sat, July 11, 2015 Post Oak Creek Field Trip
Sat, June 13, 2015 Fish Prep Class
Sat, June 06, 2015 Gore Field Trip
Sat, May 09, 2015 Perot Discovery Day
Sat, April 25, 2015 Rowlett GSA STEM Workshop
Sat, April 18, 2015 Blackcat Mountain Field Trip
Sat, April 04, 2015 Lake Benbrook Field Trip
Sat, March 28, 2015 Jacksboro Field Trip
Sat, March 14, 2015 MWFP
Sat, March 07, 2015 PIT Crew Trip to TXI plant
Sat, February 28, 2015 Finsley Lecture - Spinosaurus
Sat, February 21, 2015 STEM Fair
Sat, February 14, 2015 TXI Field Trip
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