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Martin Marietta TXI Cement Plant Field Trip

  • Sat, October 17, 2015
  • Midlothian, TX

Field Trip to TXI Cement Plant, Martin Marietta location, Midlothian, TX  

Adult fieldtrip: Martin Marietta Quarry (TXI), 245 Ward Road, Midlothian TX. Saturday, October 17th,  8 am. until 12 pm.  Attendance will be limited in number so you must sign up for this field trip, by emailing Polly at pollym@airmail.net  . You must also be a member of DPS and 16 years or older unless the trip does not meet its quota.   Meet in TXI at the first parking lot on the left as you enter BEFORE 8 am so we can sign the ‘no harm agreements’.   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).    Contact Polly at pollym@airmail.net     903 916-0083 

Directions:  67 south towards Midlothian.  Continue on 67 pass the Midlothian exits passing under Hwy 287 take Ward Road exit, follow feeder road, make left under 67, cross RR track.  You are there, parking lot is on your left.        DPS HOTLINE  817 355-4693

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