Rocks and Fossils: A Visual Guide
Copyright © 2001 Ed DeRouin All Rights Reserved
IdentifyFossils Texas Links
Here are some links that may be useful to you. Most are paleontology-related,
but a few are on other subjects I enjoy. These are listed separately, for your convenience.
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Fossil/Paleontology Related Sites
Mineral Wells Fossil Park
provides the fossil enthusiast, palenontologist and student an excellent
opportunity to see and collect well preserved Pennsylvanian Period fossils with ease and abundance.
These fossils have been dated to be just over 300 million years old. You may
collect and take fossils out of the park for personal use only.
North Texas Fossils
Lance Hall's website documenting some of paleo fauna of the North Texas region.
Here you will find pictures from his fossil collection and from fossil hunting
field trips around North Texas. Most of these fossils were found locally in the
greater Dallas-Fort Worth area encompassing Dallas, Tarrant and surrounding counties.
Texas Fossils Project
A cooperative network of students, teachers, volunteers, paleontologists
and geologists interested in the study of Texas Earth Science. Their
goals are to use the distance learning capabilities of the World Wide Web
to further science education, promote conservation and involve hundreds of
students and adults in a cooperative study of Earth Science unique to Texas.
Photos and information about about mesoproterozoic (ca. 1.25 GA) trace
fossils from the Van Horn region of Texas.
Austin Paleontological Society
Fossil identification, lectures, field trips and special events.
Membership includes people with various levels of interest and expertise
in the field of Paleontology. Visitors are welcome.
Dallas Paleontological Society
Promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. A
network for the exchange of information between professionals and serious
amateurs in this field.
Other Interesting Sites
The finest Bass Fishing site on the web. I should know; I wrote it! Take a break from cleaning fossils and do some bass fishing!