Monthly field trips -Amy Puls amypuls1@gmail.com

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Our field trip to the Ladonia Fossil park yielded many fun finds.  Fossilized clam shells (devils toe nails) and shark's teeth were the popular finds of the day.  We were able to explore the main Ladonia Fossil Park and a second site further south on the Sulphur River that was difficult to get into, but well worth the finds.  In attendance, Peter Grice, Holly and Adam Proctor, Amy, James and Jon Puls, and Hans and Rose Kircsh.  Thank you to all for braving the heat, bugs, overgrown paths and quick sand! EEEK!
Our next field trip...

Saturday, June 30th, take a walking tour through geological time right here in downtown Tulsa. 

Our next field trip will be a guided tour of downtown Tulsa. Claude Bolze, geologist and professor at Tulsa Community College, will guide us through the historical buildings of our Tulsa skyline.  Who knew downtown was a fantastic sampling of geological wonders!  From Jurassic aged white marble and Ordovician Chocolate Marble, to fossiliferous limestone, travertine, and Morton Gneiss,  take a trip through geological time with TRMS.   
We will pass several good restaurants along the tour that should make us very hungry.  Lunch after may indeed be in order so bring some $$!   The tour starts in parking lot #6 (NW corner of 9th and Boston) of the Metro Campus of Tulsa Community College at 8:30 AM Saturday, June 30th.  
No collecting on the tour please, security guards get nervous when you approach their buildings with rock hammers!  If you need more info contact James Puls at 918-625-5065 or Amy Puls at 918-430-5858



We had a great trip in February to the Museum of Osteology.  We had a class on learning how to identify animal skulls and bones by looking at their specific features. As we hunt the rivers and streams of Oklahoma, we now have the tools to identify some of the many bones that we may encounter.  

For April we are not going to have a specific field trip as every weekend has a local or regional show.  Support other Rock and Mineral Societies by taking a trip to see some of our fellow clubs!  

April 7-8—SILOAM SPRINGS , ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society , Siloam Springs Community Building; Mt Olive Street; Fri. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3; Demonstrations, displays, silent auctions, door prizes. ; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org



Our fieldtrip to The Great Salt Plains  Saturday, April 15 was a success. The weather was cool and overcast, but not too cold.  The wind blew, but not too strong so that we couldn’t find some beautiful and unique crystals for our collections. Every rock is a memory and we made lots of them on this trip.  Thanks to all who attended.
  

Tulsa Rock Club June Fieldtrip

Past field trips for 2017

Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world where the public can search for diamonds. And the policy here is "finders, keepers," meaning the diamonds you find are yours to keep.
To hunt for diamonds you will search atop a 37 1/2-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient, gem-bearing volcanic crater. You will access this field through the Diamond Discovery Center, an engaging interpretive center featuring exhibits and an A/V program explaining the three most popular methods of searching for diamonds. The park staff provides free identification and certification of diamonds found here.
Pets are allowed in all park facilities, with the exception of the park gift shop, Diamond Springs Water Park, and Kimberlite Cafe, as long as they remain on a leash under the owner's control at all times.
The diamond-bearing soil in the diamond search area is plowed periodically when weather allows to help bring more diamonds to the surface. Plowing is unscheduled but generally takes place once a month during spring, summer, and fall. Historical structures, old mining equipment, washing pavilions, and sun shelters are located on the field. Diamond mining tools are available for rent or purchase at the park.

Fees to search for Diamonds
   
Adults -$10
Children (ages 6-12) $6
Children under 6 years old
FREE
 
Admission is good for the entire day. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, tickets purchased after 6 p.m. are also good for admission the following day.
Organized groups of 15 or more may receive half price admission by reserving a date of visit with park staff at least 24 hours in advance. NOTE: Organized groups do not include large family groups.