Saturday, January 23, 2010

Field Trip - Ant Hill near Bakersfield, CA

Held in conjunction with the Conejo Valley Gem & Mineral Society with Rob Sankovich. With last year's turnout of nearly 100 people for this trip we're doing it again.

WHERE: Ant Hill, Bakersfield, Ca

WHEN: Saturday Feb 27 at 9am

MATERIAL: 15 million year old Miocene marine fossils, shark teeth, whale teeth, porpoise teeth, seal teeth, bones galore, etc

MEET SPOT: 9am NE of Bakersfield at the Chevron Station on the corner of Lake Ming Rd and Alfred Harrell Hwy off route 178.. Here we will see samples, sign Waivers of Liability and go over quick instructions. Please park in rear.

TOOLS: hammer, chisel or screwdriver, 1/4 inch mesh sifting screen or similar (like colanders), shovel, bucket zip lock bags and spray bottles. Be aware this is a known Valley Fever Area. The road is paved to within a couple hundred yards of the final parking area. Requires a 3/4 mile hike uphill the last few hundred yards of which is steep.

******Please see the CFMS website under "field trips" for more details and photos from last year. These photos will show the trenches, steep hills, diggers and finds. www.cfmsinc. org******


Shep Koss - CFMS-South Field Trip Co-chair land line phone 661-248-0411

Adam Dean - CFMS-South Field Trip Co-chair theagatehunter@ cell: 909-489-4899