Whiskey Bridge Field Trip

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Whiskey Bridge Field Trip
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

  • Student friendly, open to the public, outdoor geology fieldtrip to the "Whiskey Bridge" locality of the Eocene aged rocks of the Crockett Formation (Stone City Member) near Bryan, Tx.
  • This outcrop on the Brazos River, is famous for being the "most fossiliferous site in Texas"
  • Learn how to identify the marine fossils you collect and about the sea in which they lived.
  • Geologists and Paleontologist on hand.  Guest lectures on environment, stratigraphy, and marine fossils found at this site will be giving throughout the day.
Before you go, read these links: (Thanks to the Houston Gem and Mineral Society for providing trip documentation)

What to bring:

  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • water
  • good shoes to climb down embankment (could be slippery if it rains)
  • trowel or small shovel
  • bucket or plastic baggies to take home what you find
  • fossil guide listed above
  • hand lens or magnifing glass

No facilities at site, nearest gas station is about 2 miles away south on HWY 21 at Cooks Point.

October 19th, 2014 12:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
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