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Where to hunt for fossils near Lago Vista-Austin Area?

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TheDinosaurGuy

So I'm probably going to be around this area soon and I was wondering if there were any good spots around here to look for some different specimens. Also, what would I be looking for in that area? I'm not sure of the time period the rocks are down that way.
Thanks for the help!

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Rq 76577

Bar k Park when the lake is low it's even better lots of gravel and fossils to choose from

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Uncle Siphuncle

Glen Rose is one of the Lower Cretaceous formations exposed at the surface near Lago Vista.  I've seen some Loriolia echinoids from that area, and where you find them you'll probably bump into some bivalve and gastropod steinkerns as well.  I'd suggest pulling up a geo map and cross referencing to current exposures in the Glen Rose outcrop area.

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On 5/14/2019 at 11:56 AM, Uncle Siphuncle said:

Glen Rose is one of the Lower Cretaceous formations exposed at the surface near Lago Vista.  I've seen some Loriolia echinoids from that area, and where you find them you'll probably bump into some bivalve and gastropod steinkerns as well.  I'd suggest pulling up a geo map and cross referencing to current exposures in the Glen Rose outcrop area.

I agree with Uncle S. A great way to find exposures to is cross reference a geological map with Google Maps/Satellite/Earth. I'm from Houston, the Land of Mud, and usually have to drive at least 2-3 hours (at least) to start finding stuff. So I prefer to do as much research as possible to prevent unproductive road trips...

 

Of course, maps don't tell you everything. I had very productive trip last weekend near Fort Hood. But I didn't realize until I arrived that I was going to be hunting on military training grounds. There were multiple signs warning of possible artillery fire overhead...:headscratch:

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1 hour ago, facehugger said:

I agree with Uncle S. A great way to find exposures to is cross reference a geological map with Google Maps/Satellite/Earth. I'm from Houston, the Land of Mud, and usually have to drive at least 2-3 hours (at least) to start finding stuff. So I prefer to do as much research as possible to prevent unproductive road trips...

 

Of course, maps don't tell you everything. I had very productive trip last weekend near Fort Hood. But I didn't realize until I arrived that I was going to be hunting on military training grounds. There were multiple signs warning of possible artillery fire overhead...:headscratch:

Illegal to collect anything on Hood.

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15 hours ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

Illegal to collect anything on Hood.

Good to know...too late now, can't put it back lol...

 

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