Spring Creek, Valley View 3/26/16

Field trip Report - Ammonites - Valley View, TX - 3/26/2016

The caravan of cars was so long, because of the large attendance, that three different smaller groups of cars, got separated from the main group on the way to the hunting site. One group surprised a local by following him to his home. I spent the first hour receiving phone calls and rounding up our wandering vagabonds. Many thanks to Bob Williams for hosting the fieldtrip, and for his efforts in obtaining permission for our members to fossil hunt at this very productive site. Most all found very nice examples, but hard fought for, ammonites embedded in the 100 mya earth’s crust.

Polly Mullinex

Over 100 enthusiastic fossil hunters showed up at our field trip to Valley View, TX this past Saturday.  Everyone went home with ammonites, and echinoids.  A full report will follow in a few days, but here are a few photos of some of the finds:

1)On the square at Valley View  2) Mortoniceras with rostrum, 

3) Eopachydiscus in situ  4)Macraster Mass Mortality Bedding Plane

5) Leptostyrax giant partial shark vert from Duck Creek FM

6) and 7) Treasured finds....Eopachydiscus

Thanks to Bob Williams for being our host and making arrangements with the land


We had a very large turnout with over a hundred in attendance

Assorted fines found by Matthew Diaz

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