The Lower Cretaceous of Texas

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We will go on a tour of some selected outcrops of the Cretaceous System of central Texas. This general area constitutes one of the best exposures of Cretaceous strata anywhere around the globe. In the course, we will emphasize various aspects of the development, stratigraphy, sedimentology, structure, and paleontology of these Cretaceous units. It is also our aim to provide you with additional historical and geographical data that will make this virtual field tour interesting and informative.

Robert Font, Ph.D. is the instructor for this course. Robert is a Certified Professional and Petroleum Geologist and a Licensed Geologist in multiple states and earned his Ph.D. specializing in engineering geology and geomechanics, from Texas A and M University. He has 48 years of professional experience in both academia and industry. He is a former tenured Associate Professor at Baylor University, Project Supervisor and Area Geologist for Conoco, Inc., Executive Vice President at Strategic Petroleum Corporation and President of Geoscience Data Management, Inc.


  • American Institute of Professional Geologists