Upcoming events

    • Sat, November 06, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jacksboro, Texas

    Field Trip to Jacksboro led by Bob Williams Saturday November 6.  More information on requirements to attend and limitations of number to attend will be posted soon. 

    We will be hunting the Finis Shale member in the lower sections of the Graham Formation, Upper Pennsylvanian. This 300 Mya outcrop represents one of the most richly fossiliferous exposures of marine shelf sediments in the United States. Fossil material that can be found include corals, brachiopods, gastropods, bivalves, conulariids, bryozoans, fusilinids, nautiloids and some shark material.

    You will have to walk three quarters of a mile and climb a firm steel pipe gate. You will need a tool like an old screwdriver to pry embedded fossils from the matrix and a collection bag for your finds (a plastic storage bad will do nicely). Bring plenty of water and snacks as needed. We will meet on the south side of the  Jacksboro town square/Jack County Judge Courthouse  (100 N Main St, Jacksboro, TX 76458) on November the 6th at 9:00am . Contact information: Bob Williams brwill@ntin.net, 940-736-5598.


    • Sun, December 05, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD

    Trip Leaders:  Peter and Frank Holterhoff and Kim Pervis

    More information will be available as the field trip date approaches.

    Stay tuned!!


    • Sat, January 15, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD

    Trip Leader:  Kim Pervis

    More information about this field trip will be available closer to the date of the trip!

    Stay tuned!


Who we are

The DPS is a group of professional and amateur paleontologists that want to exchange information, interact, and continue their education in paleontology.  We meet once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month at Brookhaven College, Building H.


If you have a question, if you have a fossil that you cannot identify, or need a site investigation, contact the Fossil Bureau of Investigation for help.

Contact Us at 817-355-4693 

Why join us

We have fun.

We learn stuff.

We go cool places.

We find interesting things.

We make new friends.

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