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NMGMS February 2 2019 Field Trip to Pickwick Dam, TN

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CST


Hello NMGMS!  Thought we’d try again to collect in the gravel deposits along the Tennessee River below Pickwick Dam in Counce, TN on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Meet at the Pickwick Dam boat launch ramp parking lot at 10 am.  If you can’t make it by 10, that’s ok, we’ll be collecting right by the launch ramp parking lot, so you can’t miss us.  Bring your own lunch, drink and whatever snacks/fruit you want. There are picnic tables nearby.  There are also some local restaurants and a Subway in Counce.
Contact Nancy Roberts, therockhoundlady@yahoo.com, if you plan to attend.

We will be collecting along the river bank, so dress warm and wear shoes for walking on gravel. You shouldn’t need water proof boots, unless we’ve had rain or it’s windy and the waves are splashing! Bring a bucket for the rocks. You can also find some trilobites in the shale slabs. You will find chert fossils, fossil coral, and stones for tumbling.

Directions: From Tupelo, take Hwy 45 north to Eastview, TN. Turn right(east) onto TN Hwy 57 and drive approximately 20 miles to Counce. Continue on Hwy 57 to the 4 way stop at the state park. Continue straight, (you are now on Hwy 128 N) go over the dam, then take the first left after you come off the dam. Make a right turn at the stop sign on Power Ln, then a very sharp left onto Wharf Road and head toward the river below the dam. Follow Wharf Road along the river past the camp ground. The launch ramp parking lot will be on the left. See the attached maps.

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February 2
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pickwick Dam Boat Ramp
Wharf Rd
Savannah, TN 38372 United States