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Mineral Wells Fossil Park


Address
2375 Indian Creek Road
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067

Contact
940-328-7803

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Regular Hours: The park is now open daily, 8 am to dusk. Admission is free.
Mineral Wells Fossil Park provides the fossil enthusiast, paleontologist, and student an excellent opportunity to see and collect well preserved "Pennsylvanian Period" fossils with ease and abundance. These fossils have been dated to be just over 300 million years old. Yes, you read correctly, you may collect and take fossils out of the park - for personal use only. See the park rules for more information.

The park as it exists today is a result of 20 years of erosion of the old City of Mineral Wells landfill's borrow pit, which was closed in the early 1990s. The erosion of the borrow pit has revealed fossils documenting ancient sea species of crinoids (sea lilies), echinoids (urchins), brachiopods, pelecypods (clams and oysters), bryozoans, corals, trilobites (arthropods), plants and even primitive sharks.

In recent years, the borrow pit has become a mecca for the avid fossil hunter, the amateur and professional paleontologist, and various fossil, paleontological, gem and mineral groups and societies in Texas and the surrounding states.

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Possum Kingdom Lake Weather Forecast

Thursday

Rain Showers

Hi: 64

Thursday Night

Thunderstorms Likely

Lo: 56

Friday

Thunderstorms Likely

Hi: 70

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 44

Saturday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 59

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 40

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 62

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 41


Possum Kingdom Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 4/15: 998.29 (-0.71)



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Fishing Report from TPWD (Apr. 14)

FAIR. Water clear; 62 degrees; 0.76’ low. Largemouth bass remain good as the spawn dwindles worms and small crankbaits in standing vegetation, large rocks, and timber. Depth has been affected where larger bass are going back below 10 feet. Crappie remain fair on jigs in timber and under large docks. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs deep off points below 15 feet. Striped bass are slow with minimal activity looking below deep ledges in the original river channel. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.

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