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Osage Cultural Field Trip

William R Lynn

AAPG Midcontinent 2021

Saturday, October 2nd

Logistics: The bus will leave Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa Hotel Saturday morning at 8:00AM. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided with a traditional Osage dinner at noon. The bus will return to hotel by 6:00 PM.

Description: Experience a day with our Centennial Sponsors, the unique Wazhahe Nikashe, the Osage people on their own reservation. This field trip will explore Osage geology, stratigraphy, production/company history, culture and even include some language learning. The first stop will be at the first giant, the Avant Pool and the Candy Creek Rock Crusher for a hands on look at the Avant limestone. The Avant is a conspicuous limestone located in the lower valley of Candy Creek in the Southeast Osage woodland area. The Avant has been described as marine phylloidal algal mound. This Ochelata Group Member of the MIssourian Series age limestone marks the end of the lower and the beginning of the Upper Pennsylvanian System. Then it’s off to the Northwest to Pawhuska for stops at the Osage Museum and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s Osage window, the only one like it in the world. The guests will then get to experience the importance of traditional Osage dinner at Wakon Iron Hall. After the meal, the group will get to a hands on feel of a natural oil seep from the Revard sandstone. After that, West through the open, rolling Osage Prairie to another giant, the fabulous Burbank Pool, for a tour through EOR operations on what was once called the largest water flood in North America, the North Burbank Unit. Finally, a beer stop back in downtown Pawhuska on the way back through to the Tulsa.

Field Trip Leader: William R Lynn - Bill is a member of the Osage Tribe and is now working as the Geologist for the Osage Minerals Council. He has a BS in Geology from Oklahoma State University and has worked for his Father, J Roger Lynn and helped found Osage Oil Scouts. He spent 26 years working for Lamamco Drilling Company SM Oil & Gas LLC in five states but has always called Pawhuska his home. He’s a member of TGS and AAPG.

Limit: 30 Persons

Cost: $135/person

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