A field trip will take place after the show closes on Sunday April 7. The quarry is the River Products Quarry which is off I-80 at exit 242 which is exactly 7 miles west of Sharpless Auction Building.
We plan on meeting at the quarry at 12:15 pm to go in about 12:30 and leave about 5:00 PM. This is a lock in quarry so once in we all leave at the same time. Prior to going in everyone must sign a Field Trip Waiver which is located on the website and will be available at the show.
This is a Devonian quarrry which is known for complete trilobites, some crinoids, an occasional cystoid, and many corals and brachs.
If anyone has any questions they can email or call Marv at 319-364-2868.
The MAPS EXPO Show will be held April 5-7, 2013, at the Sharpless Auction facility just north of I-80 at Exit 249. The Pre-Show will occupy the Travelodge south of I-80 at Exit 246 on North Dodge Street about 3 mi from Sharpless Auctions. Both venues are located in Iowa City, Iowa. More information on both shows appears below:
MAPS Expo Flyer
MAPS Digest - Detailed Expo information
The theme for Expo 2013 will be the Devonian Period,
and the show will run from
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frequent club newsletters. To do that, we need YOUR STORIES - the Digest Newsletter is member driven,
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Crinoid fossil found on a club trip to Klein Quarry in Coralville, IA in rocks of the Cedar Valley Group in October 2008 by MAPS member Dennis Sievers. Prepared by MAPS member Karl Stuekerjuergen. Middle Devonian in age - approx 375 million years old.