Field Trips

To find out more about how to attend a field trip, please contact the Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club via email.


Rules:

Some trips that are scheduled have a cap on the amount of attendees allowed. If there is a trip scheduled with a limit to the number of participants, then you would need to speak with Felice so he could try to find a way to get you in, if at all possible. Some trips are also scheduled that will not allow minors. So it is always best to pay attention to this fact before planning to attend. Sometimes these may be first come, first serve sorts of situations for club members on a limited visitors trip. These kinds of trips don't happen often, but every once in a while, we do have an age restriction or maximum number of participants to heed. All Field trip rules must be obeyed. Please, when attending these trips, bring proper equipment: Hard Hat, Long Pants, Long Sleeve Shirt, Safety Glasses, Hard Toe Leather Shoes. Without these items (in some cases where they may be absolutely required), you may not be allowed into the site. These are our club safety rules for both liability reasons and for your well being. You will also be asked to sign a hold harmless agreement as well before going on any trips. The site may have other rules like staying in a marked off area. If you don't obey all rules you may be asked to leave. Disregard of these things put the club at risk of not being able to return for another field trip. So be kind and please remember these rules when considering joining us on a trip. If you have questions, please be sure to only ask the person in charge of the field trip or make comments directly to him. He will be able to take care of any problems you may have. Bring every thing out that you take in with you, including garbage. Last, but not least, please be considerate of the host of the company site, as these employees volunteer their time. If you would like, you may copy and pasted these rules and print them out to keep.



Field Trips


July 9th - Field Trip to Post Oak Creek Field Trip: Sherman, TX

Purpose: To collect shark teeth, Ptycodus teeth, small marine fossils, marbles, old glass, and pottery pieces. This trip is open to anyone interested in joining – you do not have to be a club member.

Date & Time: July 9th, 9:00am

Cost: No cost to hunt.

Location: 9 am at the Jack in the Box/Shell at exit 56 (FM 1417) on Hwy 75 in Sherman, TX. We will meet on the east side of the parking lot. I will be driving a blue Subaru Outback.

Preparations: It is best to wear old shoes and wade into water up to waist deep but some people do fine with rubber boots. Don’t go barefoot or wear sandals because there is broken glass. Kids are welcome and will enjoy it. Access to the creek is very steep and can be slick if it has rained recently. You should bring a ¼ inch or smaller screen, scoop or shovel, water, lunch, sunscreen, and bug spray. You will find the teeth by sifting through the gravel, so any type of screen or colander will work. You should also bring zip lock bags for your finds, cellphone, wallet, and keys. Parking is limited so carpool if possible.

Other: These are not my pictures, but here is a sample of the teeth found at the creek. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/44450-post-oak-creek/

Contact: cera.fieldtrips(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions or call Felice at 817-800-1367
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  Photos:

Did you attend a field trip with us? Want to share your photos from the trip with the rest of the visitors to this site? Just write Stephanie Moran an email and she will add your images to the photo gallery! Please note: for the sake of server space and loading time, images that are large in size and are not jpg file format upon submission will be resized to 530 X 400 (estimated size) and converted to jpg compressed file format. When submitting photos, please provide as much detail about the trip as you can. You may even provide captioning for your photos. In the least, the date and place of the trip are requested. Credit of photography will be given to you, if you so request upon submission of photos.

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