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GMS Field Trips in 2016

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2016 Field Trips
fossil= Fossil  mineral = Mineral  rock = Rock  tour = Tour

Jan 09 (DMC) Brooksville, FL
Sea biscuits, sand dollars, chert, flint, druzy calcite, various Oligocene and Eocene fossils
fossilrock

Jan 16 (GMS) Verde Antique Quarry, GA
Serpentine, talc, magnesite, magnetite, hydroxylapatite
mineralrock

Feb 06 (DMC) Rucks Pit, Fort Drum, FL
Calcite crystals, shells, other fossils
fossil

Feb 20 (GMS) Vulcan Bartow Quarry, GA
Metagranite with feldspar and blue quartz
rock

Feb 27 (DMC) Girard, GA
Savannah River Agate
rock

Mar 12 (GMS/DMC) Clarkesville, GA
Kyanite blades and cobbles
mineral

Mar 26 (GMS Adopt-a-Highway Trip) Ball Ground, GA
Almandine garnets
mineral

Apr 10 (GMS) Summerville, GA
Lace agate, colorful chert, various rough & slabs
rock

Apr 16 (DMC) Hogg Mine, GA
Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, Tourmaline
mineral

Apr 23 (DMC) Jacksons Crossroads Amethyst Mine, GA
Amethyst, Clear Quartz
mineral

May 20
21
(DMC) Quarry tour and museum, Hendersonville, NC
Treasure Valley Gold panning (cancelled due to weather)
tourmineral

May 20
21
22
(GMS) Epic Trip Summary
Shatter Cones, Numerous Fossils
rockfossil

May 20 (GMS) Epic Trip 1: Wells Creek Basin, TN
Shatter Cones
rock

May 21 (GMS) Epic Trip 2: Parsons, TN
Trilobites, Crinoids, Bryozoans, Brachiopods, etc.
fossil

May 21 (GMS) Epic Trip 3: 20 Mile Creek, MS
Shark Teeth, Exogyra, etc.
fossil

May 22 (GMS) Epic Trip 4: Blue Springs, MS
Crabs, Spiny Lobsters, etc.
fossil

Jun 04 (DMC) Thermal City Gold Mine, Union Mills, NC
Gold, Various gemstones
mineral

Jun 11 (GMS) Clarkesville, GA
Kyanite, Mica, Graphite
mineral

Jun 25 (GMS) Uphapee Creek, AL
Petrified Wood, Colorful Gravel
fossilrock

Jul 09 (DMC) Gruetli Laager, TN
Mississippian/Pennsylvanian Plant Fossils
fossilrock

Jul 23 (GMS) Dahlonega, GA
Tour, Various Rocks, Gold
tourmineral

Aug 06 (GMS) Ellijay, GA
Quartz, Jasper, Splashy Fun
rock

Aug 20 (DMC) Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine, Franklin, NC
Ruby, Sapphire, Garnets, Amethyst, Topaz, Smoky and Rose Quartz
mineral

Sep 10 (DMC) Clarkesville, GA
Kyanite, Mica, Graphite
mineral

Sep 25 (GMS) Gordon, GA
Eocene Fossils, Kaolin, Marcasite
fossilrock

Oct 15 (DMC) Southaven, MS
Agate, Fossilized Coral, Petrified Wood
fossilrock

Oct 22 (GMS) Woodbury, TN
Ordovician fossils, Geodes, Suiseki
fossilrock

Nov 05 (GMS Junior Trip) Hogansville, GA
Quartz Crystals
mineral

Nov 11 (GMS) Sparta, TN
Agate, Fossils
rockfossil

Nov 12 (GMS) Pickett County, TN
Fossilized Coral, Crinoid Stems & Calyxes, Geodes
fossilrock

Nov 19 (DMC) Diamond Hill, NC
Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, Skeletal Quartz, Milky Quartz, Clear Quartz, Garnets, Aquamarine, Drusy Quartz, Mica, & Epidote
mineral

Dec 03 (GMS) Jasper, AL
Fossil Tracks, Burrows, Plants
fossil
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