Kentucky Field Trip

ROCK COLLECTING FIELD TRIP TO OHIO & KENTUCKY  –  MARCH 28 to  APRIL 2, 2017

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———à  FIELD TRIP TO COLLECT ROCKS & FOSSILS IN RIVERBEDS, QUARRIES & ROAD-CUTS !!!  <———-

PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION, LODGING, FOOD, ETC.

COLLECTORS IN ALL QUARRIES MUST BE MSHA SAFETY TRAINED & MEMBER OF A FEDERATION CLUB

A COPY OF MSHA CERTIFICATE MUST BE ON FILE WITH FIELDTRIP LEADER BEFORE START OF TRIP

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CONTACT – joeltherockman@netscape.net – FOR UPDATES –  joeltherockman.com

< FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL BE LEAVING  AT OTHER TIMES, MEET SOMEWHERE ON THE ITINERARY >

DAY’S INN SUPERSAVER, ROCK BOTTOM <1-800-325-2525>  COMFORT INN <1-800-228-5150> (Joel’s at*)

BELOW IS A LIST OF POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES — MAKE RESERVATIONS OVER ONE MONTH IN ADVANCE !!!

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    TUESDAY  –  8:00 AM  –   TRAVEL & SIGHT SEEING THRU MICHIGAN,  OHIO,  AND KENTUCKY

**********     12:00 PM   –   WAPAKONETA, OHIO  –    ARMSTRONG SPACE MUSEUM/IMAX  (EXIT 111)

<3/28>           3:00 PM   –   DAYTON, OHIO  –   NATIONAL AEROSPACE MUSEUM  (I-75/EXIT 58E)

CINCINNATI, OHIO — FOSSIL PARK — I-75 (EXIT-16-E) I-275 to (EXIT 44-N)  .1 Mi,

(LEFT) on HAUCK, 1/2 Mi . TURN RIGHT TO FOSSIL PARK , PARK & COLLECT

<CB-Ch. 17>      6:00 PM   –   NORTHERN KY   –   DINNER, FOSSILS IN MOST ROADCUTS ALONG I-75 SOUTH

<502-868-6800>  –  MOTEL * CONFORT INN GEORGETOWN <$69>  (I-75/EXIT 126)  FREE HOT BREAKFAST

<502-863-5000>  –   MOTEL * GEORGETOWN DAY’S INN <$55+SS> (I-75/EXIT 129)  ROYAL SPRING

CAMPING  –   KY HORSE PARK <1-606-233-4303> GEORGETOWN – QUARRY – TOYOTA – OUTLETS

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 WEDNESDAY – 8:00 AM   –  FREE BREAKFAST – MEET IN CONFORT OFFICE – 8:30 AM – TRAVEL to IRVINE

**************   10:00 PM   –   RAVENNA – TIPTON RIDGE QUARRY  –  GREEN FLINT  –  AGATE  –  FOSSILS

<3/29>           12:00 PM  –   AGATE COLLECTING – SOUTH FORK CREEK & OTHER PRIVATE LOCATIONS

NOTE à THOSE WITHOUT MSHA CERTIFICATE CAN COLLECT AGATES IN MORNING WITH LOCAL GUIDE

4:00 PM   –   BIG HILL ROADCUT – FLINT – SEPTARIA – FOSSILS – CAVE FORMATIONS

7:00 PM   –   DINNER – BEREA/RICHMOND/LEXINGTON  –  BACK TO GEORGETOWN (DI)

<502-863-5000>  –   MOTEL * GEORGETOWN DAY’S INN <$38+SS> (I-75/EXIT 129)  SHOP OUTLETS

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THURSDAY –   8:00 AM   –   FREE BREAKFAST – MEET IN CONFORT OFFICE  -  FOSSIL/QUARTZ ROADCUT

************     10:00 AM   –   MUNDYS LANDING FLOURITE MINE – CALCITE – Ky RIVER/BRIDGE CAMERA

<3/30>         11:30 AM   –   GEODE GARAGE/SHAKERTOWN/HARRODBURG MINE – LUNCH/PIZZA HUT

3:30 PM    –   DANVILLE QUARRY  –  FLOURITE  –  SPHALERITE  –  CALCITE –  FOSSILS

4:30 PM    –   HALL’S GAP ROADCUT (not open)  MILLERITE  IN SMALL QUARTZ GEODES

5:00 PM   –   STANFORD  –   GREEN RIVER GEODES   –   INDIAN ARTIFACTS   –   DINNER

<606-256-4621>   –   MOTEL #1* –   ECONOLODGE  <$34+SS>  IF TIME COLLECT GEODES BEHIND BINGO

<606-256-3300>   –   MOTEL #2  –  MT. VERNON DAY’S INN <$44+SS> (I-75/EXIT 62) CRAFT VILLAGE

                           CAMPING   –  CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE PARK <1-606-528-4121>  SEE RARE MOONBOW

FRIDAY   –     8:00 AM – BREAKFAST MOTEL – DENNY’S – MEET AT HARDEES (ACROSS I-75/EXIT 62)

********         8:30 AM – IN BACK OF BINGO HALL – ROCK FACE – GEODES,  & UP HILL for FOSSILS

<3/31>       10:00 AM – LONDON <EXIT 41> DOGPATCH – DOLLAR STORE – INFORMATION CENTER

11:00 AM – CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE PARK – WATERFALL – COAL MINING AREA

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE MSHA CERTIFICATE – GO ON TO MAMMOTH CAVE AREA

12:30 PM – BURNSIDE – QUARRY – DOLOMITE AND CALCITE – 2:00 LUNCH – BURGER KING

3:00 PM – MONTICELLO – QUARRY – DOLOMITE,  ANHYDRITE,  CAVE FORMATIONS

6:00 PM – MARROWBONE – FOSSIL SHAPED GEODES BY BRIDGE (K496 – 2 MILES NORTH)

<270-773-2500>  MOTEL #1* – BAYMONT INN  <$52-up>  (I-69 / EXIT 53) – DINNER – SHOPPING OUTLETS

<270-773-3101>  MOTEL #2 – CAVE CITY DAY’S INN <$44+SS> – # MAMMOTH OR CRYSTAL CAVE TOURS

<270-773-2030>  MOTEL #3 – CAVE CITY CONFORT INN <$44+> – #  BIG MIKES AND MANY ROCK SHOPS

CAMPING – MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK <270-773-3840> – GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY

         # PLEASE NOTE – > IF YOU PLAN A MAMMOTH CAVE TOUR -  RESERVE EARLY <800-967-2283>

SATURDAY – 8:00 AM – FREE BREAKFAST – SEE CAVES – MEET AT BIG MIKE  ROCK SHOP<9:30 AM/C>

************   12:00 PM – LEBANNON JCT. (KY313W – Mi.Mark — 2.6)  GEODES (SS) & CRINOID STEMS (NS)

     <4/1>            3:00 PM – 3 BEDFORD RC’S (I-71/K421/3 MILES N & US 42/2 MILES EAST) ORDOVICAN FOSSILS

<859-485-4123>  MOTEL #1*– RICHWOOD Ky ECONOLODGE <$35+> (I-75/EXIT 175) DINNER & SHOPPING

<859-342-7111>  MOTEL #2 — ERLANGER DAY’S INN <$45+C>  (I-75/EXIT – I-84)  DINNER AND MALL

<859-342-5500>  MOTEL #3 — ERLANGER ECONOLODGE <$38+>  (I-75/EXIT-I-84)  LAST NITE TOGETHER

CAMPING  —  FLORENCE RV PARK <371-8352>  (2 Mi. N – US 25)  BIG BONE LICK STATE PARK (I-75/E175)

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   SUNDAY – 8:00 AM – BREAKFAST – RICHWOOD FLEA MARKET (E-175)– CINCINNATI SCIENCE MUSEUM

**<4/2>**        TRADER’S WORLDS – 2 GIANT FLEA MARKETS (I-75 — EXIT 29)  MANY OUTLETS IN AREA

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SOME POSSIBILE LOCATIONS & ATTRACTIONS WHILE TRAVELING BACK THRU KENTUCKY & INDIANA

LINCOLN’S BIRTHPLACE – FORT KNOX – KENTUCKY DERBY – PHILLIP MORRIS  – JIM BEAM MUSEUM

FOSSILS – MADISON & RICHMOND – CAVES – BEDFORD – GEODES – HARRODSBURG – NASHVILLE StPk