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Society for Sedimentary Geology Takes Trip to Mason Area
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014

While enjoying a fine day of kayaking on the Llano River this past Friday, members of SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology took time to pose on top of the “Turtle Carapace”, a Stromatolitic dome (bioherm) some 500 million years old. SEPM was conducting this field trip in conjunction with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Annual Meeting in Houston, TX. Leading the group were: Professor Andre Droxler, Rice University; Professor Dan Lehrman, Trinity University; Dr. Bill Morgan, consultant and retired Conoco-Philips Geologist; and Pankaj Kumar, Rice Graduate Student. Professors Droxler and Lehrman, along with Mr. Kumar are doing extensive research on the microbialite geology of Mason County. Kayak and guiding service was provided by Tony Plutino of Llano River Region Adventures aided by Tom Titus and Jon Peavy.

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