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Montague County Tx. Geological Map...fossils Artifacts?


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I'm curious if anybody has located a pritable geologic map of Montague county Tx? So far I have not located one that I can print larger than a single sheet of notebook paper. The area is rather diverse, almost a jumble of geologic zones. I am starting to sort them out a little and a map would be of great help.

My folks live there and I of course devote some time to picking up artifacts and fossils when I get the chance to do so. Next week the grand kids are out of school for spring break and we are going to spend a few days there. We hope to locate an area that is good for my kiddos to easily pick up a few fossils.

We will be near the Wise-Montague border off of 287. Any known areas we could check in Montague county or nearby in Wise county? I would appreciate any input.

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try this for the 1976 geologic map of texas, laredo sheet. which is only available in the online viewer.

http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/Mapview/index.html?extent=-10992799.7158356,3201776.6087356,-10978884.7794864,3217490.91582222

http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_16428.htm

and here there are 1992 tx state maps in 4 quadrants.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/170/

not sure which is more useful but theres lots of options out there. they just might not be the easiest to use! hope this helps

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There's also the Sherman Sheet here http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/groundwater/aquifer/GAT/

but I don't know if it's printable. You can order it from the UT print service complete with a booklet explaining the material in each formation.

edit: I just realized how close to Jacksboro you'll be. If you want to collect Pennsylvanian mostly inverts the spillway at Lost Creek Dam is hard to beat. I'll PM directions if you're interested.

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Pretty cool things to look at guys I appreciate it. I printed the full size Wise Denton and Collin countys a while back and they are on the wall next to each other along with the smaller sized Grayson sheet. I've sure used those.

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Everything I saw had all the counties surrounding Montague, perhaps you can take those and gather an idea of where to look. I would take a geology map of Texas such as the ones listed above or http://serc.carleton.edu/images/NAGTWorkshops/intro/activities/geologic_map_texas.jpg and then a general road map and compare and see where your best options might be. They printed a preliminary report of the geology of Montague county, but I couldn't find one for sale. Maybe compare the surrounding counties and see if you can come up with a general idea. I did see where they had to Indian camps in the county- that would be interesting if there was actually something to still see.

Good luck!

Fossils are simply one of the coolest things on earth--discovering them is just marvelous! Makes you all giddy inside!

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