Cadiz Trilobite Field Trip
February 22-23, 2020 

Meet 8:30am, Depart: 9:00am; [download flier]
Leader: Jimmie Peterson (vehicle: White Jeep Wrangler), cell (714) 904-8573

For questions before the trip, contact Andrew Bloxom
Cell# (571)-217-9536 (***Please text message only during business hours)
Email: Andrew.Bloxom@gmail.com 

The Anaheim Searchers will be making a trip for fossil collecting in a well known locale near Cadiz, CA . This location holds Cambrian trilobites in the Latham shale as well as some other fossils. More information can be found at this link:

https://www.blm.gov/visit/marble-mountain-rock-collecting-area

Nearby is the Siam Siding which is known for its Chapenite. If there are folks interested to go dig for some of this material that could be done. Also, on Sunday, a trip North to look for Garnets near Chambless will be made.

Camp will be set up Friday night, and all are welcome to a potluck dinner and bonfire on Saturday night.

This is a dry camping location so bring supplies and water.

Directions from Orange County to camp:

GPS:  34.525183, -115.491095

 

Take 15 North to Barstow, then 40 East to Ludlow.  Exit Ludlow, right at the bottom of the exit, then left at the stop onto Nat’l Trails Hwy (old route 66).  Go East on Nat’l Trails Hwy past Amboy (this is the last gas and supply stop) to Chambless, turn right on Cadiz Rd.  Cadiz Rd goes straight southeast for ~3 miles, and then bends sharply to the left.  It goes a little less than a mile, and then turns right and crosses the tracks.  DO NOT cross the tracks.  You will turn left off Cadiz Rd onto a dirt road about a hundred yards before the turn towards the tracks.  Camp is ahead a ¼ mile, closer to the base of the hills.  There should be Searcher signs at the turn off, and at camp.  You should be able to see the vehicles at camp from the paved road. 

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