Fossils & Rocks

IMG_6776My kids are obsessed with rocks and thanks to them, I am now too. In spring of 2016, after I watched an entire bucket of rocks from our driveway make their way into my children’s bedroom collections, I decided it was time we venture out and get them some rocks that are much cooler than gravel. What kid wouldn’t want to find 40-50 million year old fish fossils in Kemmerer, Wyoming or geodes created 6-8 million years ago near Dugway, Utah on the Pony Express Trail and extinct hard shelled creatures called trilobites from 520 million years ago near Delta, Utah? Sounds like a blast to me! To read about a few of our favorite trips, click the links below.

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My rock and fossil hunting bucket list –

A few of my favorite pages on Facebook – 

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My favorite books –

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Where to buy tools –

Places like U-Dig and Fossil Safari provide you with everything you need to find fossils, but if you want to hunt for fossils elsewhere you’ll need the right tools for the job.

Don’t forget eye protection!

 

 

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