2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting
2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting 

2017 Field Trips

Arrive early to the Convention and take advantage of these excellent opportunities to visit some of Oklahoma's best outcrops, and learn about the rich history our state has in the oil and gas business!  Sign up here.


Field Geology of the Arbuckle Mountains Area



The Arbuckle Mountains are located in south-central Oklahoma just north of the Texas-Oklahoma border.  The geologic province is known as the Arbuckle Mountain uplift and covers approximately 1,000 square miles.  The Arbuckle Mountain outcrops comprise a huge inlier of crystalline Precambrian rocks and folded and faulted Paleozoic sedimentary rocks.  The sedimentary strata range in age from Cambrian through Late Pennsylvanian and are about 15,000 feet thick.  The Arbuckle Mountain uplift province is covered on the east, north and west by gently westward-dipping Permian-Pennsylvanian strata and on the south by gently southward-dipping Early Cretaceous sediments of the Gulf Coastal Plain.



8:00am - Leave Renaissance Hotel for Sulphur, OK

9:00am - Vendome Well, downtown Sulphur, Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer

9:30am - Cedar Blue Road, Oil Creek Tar Sands

10:00am - Goddard Youth Camp Museum and Diorama

11:00am - Hunton Anticline and Woodford Shale

12:00pm - Lunch at Smokin' Joes, Jollyville, OK

1:00pm - Tombstone Topography, West Spring Creek Fm, Turner Falls Overlook, Cool Creek Fm, Colbert Rhyolite, Washita Valley Fault Plane, Collings Ranch Conglomerate, Sylvan Shale Contacts, "Fried Pie Outcrop"

2:30pm - Afternoon break at the Fried Pie Shop

3:00pm - Following the afternoon break we will visit one of two quarries owned and operated by Martin-Marietta.  The quarry we visit will depend on weather, stability of high-walls, blasting schedule, etc.  The two quarries are: a) Washita Valley Quarry - Viola, much deformed strata, or b) Davis Quarry - Open-Pit, 450' deep West Spring Creek Fm.  Leave for OKC following tour.


You may take photographs at any point of the trip.  Sample collecting is allowed at all stops - you just have to carry it!  Hard-hats and release forms are required for Martin-Marietta quarry tour.  If you have your own hard hat, please bring it.  We will have hard hats for those that do not bring one.


Historical Places and People of Oklahoma Oil - A History of Innovation!


Travel with us back through time and learn about the places and people who helped create this great state.  We will explore historical relics, museum pieces and pictures back in the early days of the Oil and Gas industry.  Learning from past success and even failures can be an invaluable lesson going forward.  We plan to have lots to see and good stories shared by historians – great lessons for young and old alike!



8:00am - Leave Renaissance Hotel for Bartlesville, OK

10:30am - Arrive at Phillips Museum for tour

12:30pm - Visit Nellie Johnston well and lunch

2:30pm - Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve

3:30pm - Depart for OKC

6:00pm - Arrive at Renaissance Hotel

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