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2016 Trips

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 12:10 AM

A 1st for Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures! August 27th, 2016 the Chesapeake Bay was too choppy to put the boats in there, so we went to Pope's Creek along the Potomac River and collected there. Fossil collector Brian proposed to Chantel along the cliffs while collecting fossils on our trip! Congratulations Brian and Chantel!



Calvert Cliffs Fossil Collecting Weekend

Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th, 2017



Gorgeous megalodon tooth found on a prior Calvert Cliffs Fossil Collecting Weekend


     I hope you can join us as we explore the beaches along Calvert Cliffs, MD.  We'll collect fossils along the beaches of the famous Calvert Cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay for several miles.


     We'll collect in Miocene Age, Calvert (17 million years old) and Choptank (12 million years old) Formations for shark teeth, whale bones, and fossil shells.  We may even find a megaoldon tooth!  Many of the sites we will be going are inaccessible without a boat.


     Saturday we will collect fossils south of Breezy Point, and Sunday we'll go north.  Exactly where we go will depend upon the winds.


     Sunday's trip will be a full day of boating and collecting (winds permitting).  Sunday's trip will end around 2 PM or so.


We recommend this trip for adults and for children ages 10 and up.


Cost:  $165 per person.  Cost does not include transportation to the meeting sites, food or lodging.  It does include the boat rides.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECTACULAR TRIP, e-MAIL [email protected] OR CALL ME AT 610-209-0758.



Fall Stratford Hall Fossil Collecting Weekend

Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th, 2017


Beautiful megalodon tooth found on our Fall Stratford Hall Fossil Collecting Weekend last year.


     I hope you can join us on a fabulous fossil collecting adventure at Stratford Hall on the northern neck of Virginia.

     

     Stratford Hall Plantation is General Robert E. Lee's birthplace, home of 2 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and a world-class fossil collecting site along the Potomac River.  Only a small part of the beach is open to the public, but we have special permission to take groups over a mile or two beyond the ropes.  As long as the Potomac and winds cooperate, we'll have motorboats with us to take people to the furthest areas at no extra charge.  This site is Miocene Age (6-14 million years old).  The fossils found here are from the Calvert, Choptank, St. Mary's and Eastover Formations.


     Shark teeth, whale bones and teeth, crocodile teeth and turtle shell are mainly found here.  Occasionally, even a megalodon shark tooth is found.  A megalodon is an extinct giant shark - the huge monster whose teeth can reach 5 or 6 inches long.  There are also some beautiful fossil shells found here, including chesapectens and ecphora.  Some of the chesapectens have both valves attached, and some of the ecphora are complete or almost complete.


     Saturday we'll collect fossils until about 3:30 PM.  Sunday we'll go back to Stratford Hall and collect fossils until 2 PM.


This trip is great for adults and for children ages 5 and up.


Cost:  $100 per adult and $50 per child under age 18.  This does not include transportation, food, lodging, or Stratford Hall's Grounds Fees of $14 per adult and $10 per child under age 12, which I collect each morning.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIE SPECTACULAR TRIP, e-MAIL [email protected] OR CALL ME AT 610-209-0758.


     















 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
















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