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Martin Marietta Quarry Field Trip

  • Sat, February 13, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • Midlothian, TX

Martin Marietta (TXI) Quarry, 245 Ward Road  Midlothian TX.   Saturday, February 13th, 8 am. until 12pm. 

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).  There are no bathroom facilities once inside the quarry so please STOP AND GO before you get to the quarry.   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. 

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