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NEW YORK
PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY
FIELD TRIPS

FIELD TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT

THE FOSSILS OF MADISON COUNTY

New York State

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOV 5 & NOV 6, 2022

Meeting up both days at 8:30 A.M. at the Super 8 Motel on Rt. 12 in Norwich, N.Y.

Our Fall field trip will be to four marine fossil sites from the Middle Devonian Hamilton Group. We will visit two sites on Saturday and two sites on Sunday. One of Sunday’s sites may be new and never before visited by the Society.

            Trilobites (3 species), rolled & straight cephalopods, gastropods, & large brachiopods will be found as well as many other fossils at all sites on both days..

            On Saturday we will visit two sites, all in the Hamilton Group. Time at each site will be based on the quality of collecting at each site. Fossils at all sites can include trilobites Dipleura dekayi, Greenops boothi and Phacops rana, trace fossil (Zoophycus), brachiopods Lingula, Mucrospirifer mucronatus, Spinocyrtia granulosa (very large), cephalopods (Michelinoceras, Tornoceras), bryozoans, corals, bivalves, gastropods, etc.

            On Sunday we will visit two other sites, both also from the Mid Devonian Hamilton Group. They contain fossils including those mentioned above.

            Note: we will possibly visit one site on Sunday that has never before been visited by our Society.

            People may come for one or both days. More information will be provided to those who register.

 

            The Field Trip Leaders and Coordinators will be  Mike Katsar & Ray McKinney.

 

         Note, all those attending must be members of the New York Paleontological Society.

 

                      For more information, contact Mike Katsar at mikekatsar@nyps.org .


 

 

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