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“trilobites by the bucket!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of U-Dig Fossils

U-Dig Fossils
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Delta
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“trilobites by the bucket!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 even make this a vacation destination. The quarry is located 28 miles down a gravel road but that was regarded and improved three years ago no problems getting to the quarry.

Visited April 2013
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Chloride, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A terrible price to pay to hammer on some rocks”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2013
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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
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 experience was not up to your expectations. .
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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“Very Disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 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 over an hour waiting....Nothing. Drove up to the quarry right above U-Dig Fossils, it is called A-New Dig. Jennifer, who is the owner of the property welcomed us with open arms, showed us the ropes and set us loose and charged us less then U-Digs posted rates.

Normally I am not one to post bad reviews, as I understand that people can be unhappy no matter what you do for them. But 1000 miles, 16 hour drive and you cant even be open at the hours you have listed and assured me that you would be open from... Bad business practice!

Visited October 2013
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Shayne C, Owner at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
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 ever listed as our open time. The quarry was open the day you came to visit, you were just there before the U-dig operator arrived to open the quarry for the day.
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Dayton, Ohio
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“We could have spent a whole day here!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and pics to collect your treasures. We had a big drive ahead of us, so we could only stay about two hours. We had a grand time splitting the shale, and once you get the hang of it, you feel like a bona fide paleontologist. In two hours we were able to fill an 8X8 box. Definitely worth the drive, just ask the two 13-year-olds that were with us.

Visited July 2013
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Riverside, California, United States
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“An amazing time for any aspring geologist!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 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 helpful. They provide buckets, tools, and a box to take home your treasures. In just two hours of trilobite hunting, we went home with over 40 amazing samples! Be sure to bring a wide brimmed hat, lots of water, snacks, sunscreen, and wear clothes that can get very dirty. The trip is totally worth the time and effort! I would not recommend bringing young children as it is hot and dirty work. The address listed in the city of Delta is the home of the owner. They have a small shop behind their house with samples, t-shirts, etc.

Visited August 2013
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