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Pisces Prehistoric

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hnjoseypharmd wrote a review Aug 2017
Dublin, Georgia29 contributions4 helpful votes
Stopped here for a four hour dig and came out with 24 different fish fossils from the Early Eocene Green River Formation. Would have found more but recent rains made splitting the shale tricky so go when it's dry. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. You get to keep anything you find less than $10,000 in value which is much better than some of the other pay digs in the area. Be careful on the drive in as the "road" is pretty primitive.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Boanet wrote a review Aug 2016
Hull, Massachusetts58 contributions14 helpful votes
JJ redeemed my fatherhood with my daughter. After 3 failed attempts out east we decided to try digging on vacation and hit pay dirt! Good as gold... They provided all of the tools and instructions you could ask for. There were even saws to trim your fishes and finds and JJ and the crew are great. Shipped a bunch home and could have ended up with more than we could ever give away. I can't say enough about the place. Just be prepared, it is a dig site, no fancy accommodations here!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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AspenTD wrote a review Aug 2016
Robbinsdale, Minnesota39 contributions7 helpful votes
My 8 year old son and I stopped for 2 hours of fossil hunting here and had so much fun. We found lots of fish fossils mostly small 3" ones and two larger ones. The thrill of looking and then finding gets so addict ting it's hard to stop. JJ the man in charge is great. He starts you off with lessons and the rules which are simple and fun to follow. I can not say enough how awesome this place is. There is no way you will not find something !!! But you will get very dusty and hot working in the quarry! Oh but it's worth it. We traveled home with so many fossils much to my wife's surprise when got home. I just wish we had a better way of getting them home we lost a couple do to the fossils drying out and literally falling of the rocks and some of them rubbed against each other. If your thinking about going stop thinking and go😃. I'm planning our return next year!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Jessica W wrote a review Aug 2016
West Valley City, Utah105 contributions36 helpful votes
They provided all of the tools and instructions you could ask for. There were even saws to trim your fishes and finds. We spent two hours pounding rocks in the sun. I even joked we were like criminals in a heavy labor camp, lol. You will find and destroy (by accident.) many fishes. You probably won't find any bats or stingrays, but we went to this specific place because you get to keep what you find. The other fossil places won't let you keep anything that's worth a lot of $. In the end, 2 hours passed quickly, but we had more than enough cool fishy fossils to satisfy. We didn't bring any children, but other folks had theirs. It was very safe as long as they weren't running amok by the heavy equipment. The area where they let you hunt is set apart from where those machines are operating. I'd love to go again and find more stuff!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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JWaters68 wrote a review Aug 2016
Carlsbad, New Mexico144 contributions20 helpful votes
Visited this with 7 kids from age 8 to 20 this morning. All loved it. My nephew and son broke open a big boulder and scored with dozens of cool fossils. Everyone found fossils. Terry and JJ were fantastic and helped kids find and identify fossils. Worth the money!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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