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November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
NMGMS has a field trip scheduled for Saturday November 3, 2018 to the Vulcan quarry in Parsons, TN.
We are allowed 25 members to attend. If you want to be added to the list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org The quarry only allows members 18 years or older.
Note: all members attending this field trip are required to have safety glasses and sturdy shoes (they do not need to be steel toed), so be sure you have yours!!
We will meet at the quarry office (small stone building with the radio antennae on top and inside of the stone entrance) at 7a.m. sharp, to sign the waiver, listen to a safety talk, and then be escorted back to the collecting area. The quarry closes at noon, so we must be out before then.
We will be collecting Devonian age fossils. The Parsons facility is huge, and we have a very large area in which to collect. Be prepared to do some clambering over the tailings piles; they can be a bit steep. There are plenty of easier collecting spots along the quarry roads where we will be. The Devonian fossils are very abundant here; you can’t help but step on them! Large crinoid stems and some calyxes, many brachiopods, bryozoan, several types of coral, and quite a few trilobites can be found. No one goes home empty handed!