Dave provided us with a handout and I have copied much of this and you will find extracts on pages attached to the appropriate days description - such as HERE
When this tour was advertised in the GA Magazine two things struck my attention - Morocco and trilobites!
The original advert was:-
Leaders Dave Martill and Mohammed Segaoui
2 – 10 April, 2018
Morocco is fast becoming a superb venue for geological trips. On this proposed trip a number of outstanding fossil localities will be visited where a range of fossils including trilobites, cephalopods, dinosaurs and reptiles have been found. A journey through the Atlas mountains, classical desert scenery of the Sahara and a possible visit to an area of phosphate deposits are among other aspects that will enhance the variety of this exciting field trip.
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April in Morocco seemed a very good idea after a never ending winter and spring. And trilobites have always been a favourite fossil - not as big and awkward as a dinosaur and I am much more likely to find one. And I found Richard Fortey's Trilobite! book a great read. My wife thought sunshine, warmth, the desert and Marakech sounded good, so we booked immediately.
The trip started at a hotel in Marakech from where we would travel in mini buses, over the High Atlas, to the south east of Morocco, returning to the hotel in Marakech 8 days later. It was up to us to arrange our flights. We decided to fly to Morocco a day early and to fly back a day later. And we would stay in a Riad on our return to Marakech.
The map below gives some idea of where we went. And what we did each day is described on a separate page accessed via the orange buttons.
I took many photographs on the trip and many are used in these pages. You can see all of them HERE.
Dave had written a handbook and I have copied much of it. The pieces appropriate to a days activities appears in a sub-page attached to the page for that day. An introductory one appears HERE.
The Geological Background - Where to find It.