Fossil Hunting

Finding fossils is a great thrill, to crack open a rock and see the remains of an extinct creature that last saw the lights of day millions of years ago is amazing. The collection of fossils is not allowed in some of the areas we visit, but in other areas it allowed and we visit a mix of these sites.

The following trips feature fossil hunting:

England

Ammonites, Tin Mines and Heritage - We spend time looking for fossils at Durlston (Cretaceous), at Lyme Regis and Charmouth (Jurassic) and Ladhram (Triassic)

Morocco

Trilobite Safari - The trip is all about fossils and it is possible to find Cambrian, Ordovician and Devonian trilobites as well as a whole host of other fauna. We also visit the Cretaceous Kem Kem beds that have yielded a large amount of dinosaur fossils.

Germany

Palaeo Paradise - we spend time at Herrenberg quarry looking for Devonian fossils, we spend time in the Huff museum's quarry and Kromer Slate quarry looking for Jurassic fossils, we spend time looking for fossils in the Blumenberg quarry in the area Archaeopteryx was found.

South Africa

Gold, Diamonds and Mammal-like Reptiles - at Karoo National Park and Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre we an see Mammal-like reptiles still embedded in the rocks. At Golden Gate Highlands National Park we will join a guided tour with a local dinosaur expert.

Wales

Time Periods, Trilobites, and Dragons - We spend time finding fossils at the Gilwern Trilobite Quarry (Ordovician), and at Lavernock Point (Jurassic and Cretaceous)

Day Trips - The Welsh Trilobite geo day-trip spends the day at Gilwern Quarry which is the best place in Britain to find and collect trilobites. The Welsh Dinosaur trip spend time at both Lavernock Point and Nash Point where ammonite fossils may be found.

USA

Dinosaur Trail: Yellowstone to Grand Canyon - We spend time a fossil collecting quarry in the Green River Formation looking for fish.

Gilwern Hill trilobite quarry - Wales
Moschops was a therapsid, Karoo National Park - South Africa
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James Cresswell and a previous customers examining their finds in Morocco.
A fossil fish from the Green River Formation - USA