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Field Trip near Waco (NOT DPS sponsored)

  • Sat, April 28, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Waco

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Field trip to collect turitella and go to Waco gem and mineral show

April 28th Field Trip to McGregor, TX 

Purpose:  To collect TURRITELLA and attend the Waco Gem & Mineral Show.  This trip is led by Billy Proffitt and we have recovered some wonderful pieces here in the past.  This trip is open to anyone interested in joining – you do not have to be a club member. Date & Time:    

  Saturday April 28th, 10:00am

 Please RSVP to cera.fieldtrips@gmail.com

 No cost to hunt.  Park entrance fee of two dollars to have picnic lunch.

Location:    Near Waco, Texas.

Meeting Place:  10am at Don Citrano’s Coffee Shop Café, 1005 George W.. Bush Parkway (Hwy. 84), near Waco…arrive early and enjoy breakfast!

Background:       The hunt will take approximately two hours.  All rockhounds are then invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy each other’s company at Mother Neff State Park which is nearby, followed by an optional trip to the Waco Gem & Mineral Show located at Extraco Events Center, Creative Arts Building, 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas..

Preparations:     Participants should supply all rockhounding and essential gear. Pry bars are extremely useful on this trip. The area we’ll be collecting in is grassy and hilly, so durable clothing such as jeans and hiking boots and leather gloves are suggested. There is always a possibility of encountering snakes, so be sure to keep children close to the hunt area and it would be best if  they wore high top boots of some kind. Insect repellent is also recommended as there is sometimes a problem with ticks. Bring a hat for sun/rain protection and also a raincoat or poncho just in case.  Be sure to bring buckets to carry your treasures home.

Important Note: This time of year, weather could be a problem. Check the weather and if you have any questions, you can call Billy to confirm the trip is a go at 817-295-2132

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