FOSSIL COLLECTING AT THE
PALEO SITE (NEAR PAYSON)
This is a view looking south over SR 260. It shows the large paved parking area on the south side of SR 260. This is only 0.5 miles past Control Road. It is a great place to meet as there is plenty of parking and only 15 miles from the junction of SR 87 in Payson (at the McDonalds).
This view shows the parking lot and the collecting area to the left.
The collecting area and a close up of the ground showing brachiopods and other fossils.
SATURDAY MSA FIELD TRIP INFORMATION
MEET TIME: 9:00 AM and depart sharply at 9:15 AM (meeting location will be sent @ registration)
END TIME: The trip will end by 4 PM.
LIMITED TRIP: No Limit
TRAVEL NOTE: Please allow at least 1/2 hour more time than normal to get to the meeting spot. **Be sure to have full tank of gas and good tires.**
VEHICLE: ANY VEHICLE can make it to the paved parking lot at the Paleo Site. From there we may travel to an additional area. Road conditions and vehicle requirements will be added as that information becomes available.
SAFETY: Social distancing and wear masks in close groups. Please bring a whistle in case we need to find you or gather up the participants. Sunscreen, hat, gloves, insect repellent, extra water.
RECOMMENDED: sturdy shoes or boots, safety glasses, buckets or backpacks, rock hammer, pry bar, rock pick, small shovel, sledge hammer, pick hammer, chisel, normal day hiking items.
MATERIAL: Naco Formation Pennsylvanian Age fossils include crinoid stems and calyx fragments, brachiopods and others.
TRIP LEADER: Stan and Sue Celestian, John Christian
RSVP REQUIRED by 6PM on Friday, April 23, 2021.
MSA Members Only.
Hope to see you there!
(2021 MSA Field Trip Coordinator)