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U-Dig Fossils

PO Box 1113, Delta, UT 84624
435-864-3638
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Delta
Type: Geologic Formations, Canyons
Activities: Dig (archeology)
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My daughter Stephanie loves studying / researching prehistoric life and she wanted to study fossils. I looked up fossil digging in Utah because I watched a special about U-Dig Fossils on the Travel Channel "America's Best Places to Find Cash & Teasures" around a year ago. My daughter was very excited about digging fossils so we went to Utah for... More

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College Park, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The U-Dig Fossils is really a long drive off the main road. If you have four-wheel drive you'll be better prepared than we were. We had a Ford Windstar minivan, and while the car handled the journey quite well, we were a bit jumbled by the time we reached the actual dig site. We went in fall of 2010, so... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We did a two day dig at U-Dig in Millard county Utah. In two days we filled 8 5gallon buckets with trilobite containing shale. Bevan, Holly and Gene were all very helpful in showing us good areas to explore and also spending time with us in the quarry.We would HIGHLY recommend a visit if you are in Millard County or... More

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Florence, Arizona
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A totally different experience. We found a few fossils, but spend a lot less and get better stuff by stopping in a rock shop in Delta. When we were there it looked like it was time for them to drag some some material from the pits.

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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

One of our highest priorities is to assist our customers so they are successful when they visit U-Dig quarry. The operator running the quarry is there to assist the customers. If a customer is not finding nice Trilobite specimens, I always hope they will ask the operator to come help them. Most of our customers do very well. Sorry your... More

Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Drove 1000 miles just to visit this quarry and get a few nice specimens of trilobite. E-mailed the people from the website to confirm, and was assured that they will be open. Arrived at the quarry at 8am, the time listed as they are open for business. Quarry was locked up and not a person in sight. Sat around for... More

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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review

I'm sorry if there was a misunderstanding with U-digs open times. I have no idea how this could have happened. U-dig has been in business for 19 years and we have never opened at 8 A.M. If you go to our web page u-digfossils.com you will see we open at 9 A.M. and this is the only time we have... More

Dayton, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

From the get-go, this was an adventure for the memory books. To get to U-Dig Fossils, you must go "off road", traveling through Utah's back country - what FUN!. The gravel road was very well maintained and there were signs for the quarry along the way. Once you arrive at the quarry, you purchase your "hours" and are given buckets... More

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Riverside, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Be aware - this location is a LONG ways away from Delta with over 20 miles driven on a gravel road. We didn't have any trouble getting there in a car, but it takes a long time to get there. The travel is worth it if you enjoy geology! The person on staff at the location was extremely nice and... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great experience, staff quite helpful. It is the best site for digging out your own trilibite fossils.

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Newberry, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had an awesome time last week! Mike, Elaine and Beven were great. We had such a good time, we went back for a second day. I recommend calling ahead just to make sure what time they will be there - they aren't kidding when they say it's 50+ miles from Delta. about 34 miles of gravel roads but well... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've wanted to try this for many years and was thrilled to actually find many of the little 'bugs'. Moderately hard work, but worth the effort to split the shale deposited half a billion years ago and find a creature that has been waiting patiently for your hammer.

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