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The Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc
The Friendly Federation - Founded in 1976 to serve

DMC Program of the SFMS Field Trip Committee

9:00 AM TO 2:00PM CST
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Memphis Stone and Gravel Company, Arlington, TN

We will meet at Memphis Stone and Gravel Company’s North Plant facility and we will collect there. The facility is located at 10236 Millington-Arlington Road, Arlington, TN 38002.

Collecting: Chert gravels with fossils (Mississippian, Devonian, and Silurian), petrified wood, agate, conglomerate, quartz and other rocks and minerals associated with regional alluvial terrace deposits of Pleistocene / Pliocene age. We will be collecting the gravel from stockpiles.
Directions: Make your way to Paul Barret Parkway (TN Hwy 385), which is north east of Memphis. Once on Hwy 385 go to the Stewart Road Exit (between Brunswick Road and US Hwy 70). Go north on Stewart Road to stop sign (0.1 miles). Turn left onto Pleasant Ridge Road, go about 1/4 mile and turn right onto Deadfall Road. Take Deadfall Road to Millington-Arlington Road and turn right at stop sign. The entrance will be on the north side of road (about 1/2 mile).

Other Essentials: Pets must be leashed at all times. No fee is required. See safety statement below.

Safety: All safety rules must be followed. A copy of the safety rules can be obtained from the Field Trip Leader. Remember, any time eye hazards may exist, such as hammering or prying, safety glasses MUST be worn. This is an active mine with dangerous areas. All young children must be under CONSTANT ADULT SUPERVISION and NEVER allowed to roam around. Shoes must be closed and laced (no flip-flops or Crocs). Bring plenty of water and sunscreen!
Tools: Bucket and rock hammer, we will be surface collecting and no digging is necessary. Spray bottle with water is very helpful.

Contact: Alan Parks (home phone 853-6898) (mobile 481-9730)
Additional information at www.memphisgeology.org

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