This website contains images of fossils found on our property in hood co. And while museumworthy finds are rare, small fossils are plentiful. Along the length of the north sulfur river near ladonia. North sulphur river fossils collection at enloe museum. Just a short drive from dallas north of greenville is a great place to bring the kids and get away from technology. Mosasaur bones and teeth, scapanorhynchus and cretolamna shark. It took a 1 mile traverse through water and sticky mud to reach the zone. Last remaining public fossil hunting sites this is a very incomplete, yet formulating list of fossil hunting areas open to the public across the united states. The book is a reference guide to fossil identification of fossils from the nsr in fannin, delta, and lamar counties of texas.
The book focuses on the first twenty linear miles of the river channel in northeast texas, long known to be a fossil collectors treasure trove for late cretaceous and pleistocene vertebrate and invertebrate fossils. Its a not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 1, terrain of 4. Please leave a comment if you would like to share any sites in your area. North sulphur river dallas paleontological society.
Pleistocene mammals from the south sulphur river, hunt. Come meet with us, hear a speaker, learn about paleontology, and bring your unidentified fossils and unique finds to share with the group. The book is a summary of the geology and paleontology of the north sulphur river. The dallas paleontological society normally meets the second wednesday of every month at 7. National weather service advanced hydrologic prediction. During most of the cretaceous texas was covered with a shallow to moderate depth sea that extended at times from canada to the gulf so the fossils. The surface geology of the north texas region is mainly limestone, shale, clay and sandstone that was deposited during the middle portion of the cretaceous period 11090 million years ago locally. Fossil collectors guidebook to the north sulphur river volume 4 2nd.
Fossilized remains of animal and plant life have been discovered at numerous locations in north carolina, primarily in the sedimentary rock formations of the eastern coastal plain. The worldfamous paluxy river contains the preserved footprints of dinosaurs, which draw thousands of visitors every year. Tom is a respected member of the dallas paleontological society, and holds a bs in geology from university of nebraska, and a masters degree in geology from oregon state university. Last remaining public fossil hunting sites american. Texas fossils of the north sulphur river by dana ann evans. Common finds are belemnites, ammonites, mososaur bones and teeth a very large crocodilelike animal, and. Fossil hunting on the north sulphur river texas the. History of the north sulphur river valley exposed at corps. Gf 0010, fossil collectors guidebook to the north sulphur river, mark g. For this reason, my site shows what is typically found, including partial fossils. Fossils ive found along the north sulphur river bed in.
More rarely, echinoderms, crabs, and other sea life may be found. Whether youre a fossil hunter, fossil collector, paleontologist, or just getting into the subject, we have a. Fossils often are exposed by erosion along stream and river banks, although some of the richest deposits have been found in commercial rock quarries. Bison skull huge partial fossil pleistocene bison buffalo 10 bf2. The north sulphur river in fannin county, texas is highly regarded by fossil enthusiasts as one of the best places to find fossils in texas. Known to hardcore fossil hunters as a source for late cretaceous and pleistocene fossils, the river bed and banks can reveal much about the ancient life forms that once called the region home. Fossil collectors guide to the north sulphur river occasional papers of the dallas paleontological society by mark g mckinzie and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Amazing river fossil hunting trip march 2016 with mosasaur shark mastadon duration. We decided to check out the famous red zone known for a concentration of ammonites, baculites, and other fossils. For the full list, buy the fossil collectors guidebook to the north sulfur river. Texas fossils of the north sulphur river the north sulphur river in fannin county, texas is highly regarded by fossil enthusiasts as one of the best places to find fossils in texas. Ladonia fossil hunting on north sulphur river youtube.
Fossil collectors guidebook to the north sulphur river. Dallas paleontological society north sulphur river. Oysters, clams, scallops, and other mollusks are all considered bivalves. Ladonia fossil park is the ultimate north texas adventure. Ladonia, texas, fossil park chamber of commerceof ladonia. Ladonia fossil park is a project of the city of ladonia, texas and is located two miles north of downtown ladonia on highway 34 north and west of the bridge spanning north sulphur river. Volunteers from dallas paleontological society and bois darc chapter master naturalists will be present to identify fossils and artifacts collected from the north sulphur river. Revealing the past north sulphur river fossils gc2ntdz was created by benchmark blasterz on 22011.
That argument has to do with the state of the north sulphur river. The park sits on the bank of the vast river channel and provides an entrance into hunting grounds that have yielded a variety of fossils from the cretaceous. When you find a fossil, more times than not, you find a fragment or partial piece of the fossil. Access the river at any point where public roads cross it. North sulphur river fossil collecting dallas fort worth. Kayla doolin thacker is with dakota thacker at north sulphur river fossil beds. There are several types of mosasaurs known from this formation, so identifying an individual vertebrae down to a genus or species is difficult.
While not much is known about the particular fossils, the north sulphur river in texas was likely the original locality. Right after crossing the north sulfur river was a small parking lot and a sign that read pete patterson fossil park ladonia, texas, north sulfur river fossil haven. River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time. This page will take 33 minutes to load on a 56k modem. Rockwall author offers witty hiking guide greensource dfw. Today me and roz hunted a portion of the famous north sulphur river.
As someone who has walked these creeks and the north sulphur river bed for 20 years, mr. Pleistocene fossil bison tooth from north sulphur river texas. Fossil collectors guidebook to the north sulfur river. Upper cretaceous ozan through pecan gap formations, roughly 75 million years old finds. If you are interested in learning about fossils, these books will make a great addition to your library. Special sales will be made of the dps book, fossil collectors guidebook to the north sulphur river. The mosasaur vertebra wasnt found by me personally. Relatively few fossils have been found in the older. This site is famous for great collecting opportunities. May 15, 2015 posts about north sulphur river fossil beds. Florida fossils peace river pleistocene fossil bison antiquus horn.
Handsized scallops and large clams are quite abundant. The book focuses on the first twenty linear miles of the river channel in northeast texas, long known to be a fossil collectors treasure trove for late cretaceous. The reason for that is that the channel of the north sulphur was dug, not by. The terrain is a 4 because of the extremely steep descent from the park to the riverbed. Its a truly extraordinary adventure to be able to find such cool fossils in such a unique, natural setting. One of our favorite family hangouts is the north sulphur river. North sulphur river fossil beds ladonia, texas river.
Its almost suspiciously straight, compared to the winding paths followed by the other creeks and rivers of the region. It is under the home choice on the menu bar, then membersonly content and then documents and resources. Fossils found in the north sulphur river can date back more than 80 million years. As it turns out, i could get there either way but on this particular trip, about two miles out of ladonia, i saw a sign that immediately caught my attention. Landscape photography, handmade pottery art dana ann evans. Fossil collecting in the north sulphur river, tx the north sulphur river runs eastward north of i30 in northeastern texas. The north sulphur river canyon fossil beds at ladonia are noted for cretaceous period marine megafossils such as mosasaurs and plesiosaurs, ice age fossils such as mammoths and mastodons, and. Delivery of orders for books purchased is currently stopped due to the shelter in. Learn about prehistoric life with these books about fossils. An excellent guide to the late cretaceous and pleistocene fossils of the n. Polcyn understands why so many people are convinced that building a lake in a fossilrich region such as.
Science week in ladonia texas, fossil hunting in the north sulpher river. Waco mammoth national monument, waco at the states newest fossil mecca, inducted by president barack obama in 2015 into the national park system, visitors can view 24 incredibly preserved fossilized skeletons of. North sulphur river these informative presentations were given at ladonia, and to the dallas paleontological society respectively, by tom dill, geologist. Forecasts for the north sulphur river near cooper are issued routinely yearround. Some bivalves are symetrical, like clams, while others have different shaped sides, but most have a hinge that connects the two valves. Texas fossils of the north sulphur river dana ann evans. Ammonite thanks for the id ignacio ammonite thanks for the id ignacio i think this is a clam click here for some big pictures of this to help me identify it. The book focuses on the first twenty linear miles of the river channel in. We are very happy to announce that the very first occasional papers volume 1, written by 9 members of the founding group of the dps is now available to download. The clara foster slough museum is collecting and exhibiting fossils and artifacts, discovered along the north sulphur river. Take a comfortable bus trip with the heard to collect fossils in the sulphur river near ladonia. The simplest and easiest access is the tx route 34 bridge north of ladonia.
Fannin county has been my home for over twenty years. The hunt for texas prehistoric dinosaur fossils texas. Fossil park at north sulphur river can be found 1 12 hours northeast of the dallas fort worth metroplex off highway 34 just north of the main town of ladonia, texas. Jun 10, 2016 fossils ive found in the north sulphur river in texas. Gc2ntdz revealing the past north sulphur river fossils. Geology and paleontology of the north sulphur river rev3. Make offer pleistocene fossil bison tooth from north sulphur river texas. When anne and i were dedicated members of the dallas paleontological society, we spent many a weekend field trip prowling the muddy bottoms of the north sulphur river in search of fossils. Each bridge crossing offers access to the river, albeit not without scrambling.1008 1547 1315 935 1553 20 1429 1527 1234 1018 296 718 721 570 44 1160 1547 270 1109 1590 1204 1379 915 302 177 1078 1451 212 541 216 384 600 646 725 84 304 723