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Adult Martin Marietta Field Trip

  • Sat, October 21, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • Midlothian, TX

Adult (16 yrs or older) fieldtrip, Martin Marietta Quarry, 245 Ward Road, Midlothian TX.   Saturday, October 21st 8:00 am

.    Attendance will be limited in number so you must be a DPS member and sign up for this field trip.  Five spots will be reserved for those who have not had the opportunity to hunt the quarry in the past.



 Meet in Martin Marietta at the first parking lot on the left as you enter before 8 am so we can sign the ‘no harm agreements’.   We will be hunting the quarry 8 am 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. . 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                                                                                                                                                                    




Directions:  67 south towards Midlothian.  Continue on 67 pass the Midlothian exits continue to 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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