Ash Grove Quarry Field Trip 1/23/16


Report by Polly Mullinex
Our arrival, at Ashgrove Quarry, was greeted by cloudy skies and  temperatures in the low 30’s.  Luckily after an hour or so sky’s cleared offering up a beautiful day for fossil hunting.  The area usually hunted, by guests, was now a lake, due to all the rain in the last month, so we were directed to a new location.  This section of the quarry was not as productive but still offered up some really nice finds.  John Love, a new member, found a set of vertebra from a very small fish, Alycia  Peavy found a weighty piece of crystal and a fish jaw fragment.  Tom Dill found a Ptychodus and several other shark teeth while still in the parking area.  For those whose day wasn’t very productive the wonderful weather still made for a pleasant outing.      
  • Pic #1 above The wonderful DPS Crew with our Ashgrove host (center w/hardhat) Fransico Pinto
  • Pic #2 A very nice Ptychodus latissimus found by Laura Grim
  • Pic #3 Five shark Vertebra with associated tooth found by Svetlana Earnest
  • Pic #4 Assorted fines found by Matthew Diaz
  • Pic #5 Several small vertebra and a Ptychodus atcoensis found by Bill Johnson
  • Pic #6  An unusual purple/red colored chunk of Pyrite found by Judy Shaw
  • Pic #7  A partial shull of a Pachyrhizodus, a large predatory fish from the late Cretaceous found by Jordan Lee    

                                              




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