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Black Cat Mountain Clarita, OK Field Trip

  • Sat, March 18, 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • Clarita, OK

Blackcat Mountain Quarry,  Saturday, March 18. 

The trip is limited to members of DPS

This trip is to the famous Blackcat Mountain Trilobite quarry, most if not all of your finds will be surface. You should bring a rock hammer/mallot (I have a few loners if you don’t have these tools) and a 5 gallon bucket, or other method of conveyance, since your finds will most likely be embedded in chunks of matrix. A chisel can come in handy. Please wear proper footwear since the terrain is very rough. Spaces are limited so you must sign up for this trip. We will meet at the Post Office on Main Street in Clarita at 9 am.

On our last visit Bob let us stay until mid afternoon. So (just in case) bring liquids and food/snacks of your choosing. We give Bob $10 A HEAD please bring cash..He also has a very nice shop where you can buy his book or trilobites he has quarried and prepped from the quarry.

Now for the important stuff: Snakes are a real threat so I am asking you all to hunt with caution. You will be hunting literally, a very large pile of rock, Use your hammers to flip rocks, NOT YOUR HANDS. in fact if you have a garden tool, or the like, with a longer handle and that would make you feel more comfortable please bring it. Also use your hammer to ‘ring’ the slabs of rock. Often this will cause a rattler to issue a warning. As fossil hunters we are all familiar with this nemesis so don’t be afraid, be aware, be cautious. THIS IS NOT A TRIP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. Contact information pollym@airmail.net cell number: 903 916-0083 bring this number with you.

Directions: Take Hwy 75 North, exit OK48/78 take left follow 48 North. North of Wapanucka (about 5 miles ? ) turn left on 1750 turn right on 3795 into ‘downtown’ Clarita. Meet at the post office. Please be on time. Clarita is just over 2 1/2 hours north of Dallas. Bob’s shop is 1/2 block from post office.

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