The Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club is sharing this excursion with our club members twice
April 19 2015 "Polar Bear Trip": (Low tide at 2:29 PM -0.1)Meetup
June 27, 2015: (low tide at 10:08 AM 0.4)
Meetup at 9:00 AM)
Signup with Bob Ertman of the CMMFC by email at:
sooner rather than later (please include your cell phone number).
Detailed directions at signup. Bob's cell is 410-533-4203, but
email is better. Be sure to cc: to Tom Pankratz at
Aquia formation (Late Paleocene, about 60 million years ago).
This site is on the Potomac River in Charles County, MD. Best known
for internal molds of the gastropod Turritella sp. (more than you
can carry out); occasional crocodile, ray, Otodus sp., and
Striatolamia sp. teeth, and petrified wood. Access to the site
requires a moderate hike through the woods, and sometimes rather
strenuous hiking and climbing over trees along the water's edge.
Collecting is mostly by beachcombing along the riverbank; screening
may be productive. You will need hip boots or, better, chest
waders, for the Polar Bear trip. Take a look at what you can
Hip boots or waders are suggested, especially for the earlier,
colder, Polar Bear outing.
Screens are helpful to sift for fossil shark's teeth.