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We stopped here because our kids visited with the Florida Atlantic University Geology Dept. It is located right outside of the National Monument, small sign so you have to really look for it. We went 2 days and really got the fever for looking for...More
We drove up to the quarry and Miles walked up the hill to greet us. For $10 an hour, you could pick up and search for fossils in the shale. We didn't have that much time, so we bought a $20 bag of shale and...More
Stop at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument first and then stop here for fossil hunting. It costs $10 for 1 hour. They have picnic tables which you can sit at to split the rocks. You don't really go into a quarry. They have piles...More
My friend (who has been living in Colorado a little over a year and had not yet visited this area) and I went to this quarry on the recommendation of a colleague who had visited. It was a really interesting time - $10 (cash only)...More
We love Geology and Archeology, and here we can see what our world looked like thousands of years ago. Great hiking trails with lots of wildflowers and occasional Black Bear, lots of deer and some times a fox.
Our Colorado vacation was last minute, so we were incredibly excited that Dixie could open the quarry during the time we were there! Although the weather in October is quite unpredictable, our 'dig' day was absolutely beautiful! Once given instruction, we gathered shale pieces and...More
Great view of the stratigraphy of the fossil beds. As a geologist this stop made the side trip to the area worth the trip. The outcrops at the National Monument are not very accessible so it was great to see this outcrop. I also think...More
I was lucky enough to hear about the quarry from a ranger at the FFBNM and back tracked abut 3 miles to find it. Its not very big and on the day I was there run by an attractive 20ish young woman. She showed me...More
You pay by the hour to mine the rocks for fossils. The rocks are already been quarried - it's your job to split them to find the fossils. Great for families. The quarry is less than a 1/4 mile south of the town of Florissant...More