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Adult Martin Marietta Quarry Fieldtrip

  • Sat, September 17, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • Midlothian, TX

Adult Martin Marietta Quarry Fieldtrip, 245 Ward  Road, Saturday, September17th  8 am

Meet in TXI at the first parking lot on the left as you enter at 8 am so we can sign the ‘no harm agreements’.   We will be hunt the quarry until 12 noon. 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.       We will be limited in number so you must sign up for this field trip.  DPS Members 16 yrs and older have preference but I will be holding 6 spots for members who have never had a chance to hunt a quarry. I would like to remind everyone to wear closed toe shoes (ankle high boots are best). You will also need a rock hammer and collection bags.  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


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