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“A Devonian Delight.”

Macro Fossiles Kasbah
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Erfoud
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Why visit another shop? Well this one is packed with 300 million year old fossil remains of what was once the Sahara sea. The Sahara is now mined exclusively for these fossils to sell to the tourist trade. You can buy a piece of unique jewellery, a plate or a fossil ornament. This is a very different shop and prices are very reasonable. Most tourists buy a small piece and some have tables and furniture items shipped home.
It is interesting to see the raw material advance from the block stage to finish as a glossy, piece of decoration

2  Thank Gunner do
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This was a kasbah that was being restored to supposedly attract young people back to their place of origin. There was not a lot to see and we had to drive out of our way to see it at the end of a long day. Don't think I would recomend making the effort.

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Amazing fossils and good price. No need to plan anything specially for here but if you are around or passing by than can be visited.

4  Thank Bilge S
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

This small factory is nice to visit if you're passing by.
He had a small guided tour and received a lot of info .
Ofcourse ... you have to leave the factory via the shop,

1  Thank Ko_Ov
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Wondrous to walk round but the best things
A: would not fit your suitcase and would exceed your 23 kilos allowance by 1000%
B Would set you back by three month's wages.

Tip wait till you get to Marrakesh and go to the Bouchaib department store see my next submission

Thank Leslie E
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