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The Fossil Project

The Purpose of this Fossil Website is to:

Answer fossil related questions: What are fossils? Where to find fossils?
Fossil Identification: Identification charts and sample fossils from fossil sites.
Fossil Hunting: Where and how to hunt for fossils - fossil sites and fossil trip reports.
Paleontology Facts: Information on prehistoric animals and paleontology topics.

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October 2017
Paleontological Society Paleo Interview

Paleontological Society Paleo Interview

I recently did a paleo-interview with The Paleontological Society, Checkout the write-up here!

Peace River Fossil Hunting in Florida

Peace River Fossil Hunting Site, Florida

The Peace River Page is up! Everything you need to know about fossil hunting in the Peace River, from fossil identification, locations, tips, and water levels. Check it out!

July 2017
Blackwater Diving for fossils in South Carolina

Blackwater Diving for fossils in South Carolina:

This is a recent Blackwater dive trip for shark teeth fossils in South Carolina. If you have not seen blackwater diving, check out this trip report, the video shows what it's like!

Dinosaur Hunt in the Hell Creek Formation

Dinosaur Hunt in the Hell Creek Formation:

This is a trip from June to South Dakota. We wen't on a Dinosaur hunt with Paleoadventures! Check out the trip, there's tons of dinosaur fossils and a nice video!

June 2017
Dipleura Trilobites from the Mahantango Formation

Mahantango Fossil Hunting Trip Report:

This is a trip from around May to a Mahantango outcrop in Central PA. The best find is a large enrolled Dipleura trilobite! Check out the trip report to see the fossils!

APRIL 2017
Aurora Fossil Festival

Aurora Fossil Festival

The Aurora Fossil Festival is quickly approaching!
Lots of activities are planned for Saturday, including live music, fossil auctions, and a paleontology lecture. Go to the Aurora site for a complete listing of events!

MARCH 2017
South Carolina Fossil Hunting Trip

Bighorn Basin Paleontologcial institute

Ever dream of hunting dinosaurs? The Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside scientists in fossil-rich & rugged landscapes of southern Montana and northern Wyoming. If you are interested in an unforgettable adventure check out their website to find out how you can become an Expedition Crew Member!


The Fossil Gallery

Here you can browse through a sample inventory of prehistoric animals and learn about each one.
When possible, the specific fossils are linked to additional information, articles, fossil collecting sites, and collecting trips.

And yes, for those of you looking for information on the megalodon shark and fossil megalodon shark teeth, the megalodon shark gallery is here.

Fossil Collecting and Fossil Sites around the Mid-Atlantic

Take virtual fossil tours to collecting sites!
This section includes fossils hunting locations, fossils found at specific locations, collecting info, tips, site photos, etc...
If you want to know where to find fossils, or need help identifying a fossil, this is your place.

Fossil Collecting Trips

Read about our latest fossil collecting trips to various fossil locations and see what fossils we found.
This is a good section to check out if you are planning a fossil trip to one of the fossil collecting sites.

Printable Fossil Identification Sheets

These are printable fossil identification sheets for a few fossil sites. The sheets are in PDF format for easy printing or downloading to a smart phone. Included are sheets for common shark fossil identifications and trilobite identifications for various places.

Fossil Articles and Topics

Articles and Topics on featured collecting sites, fossil digs, paleontology excavations, and Prehistoric Animals.

Links to other Fossil related websites

Links to other useful fossil and paleontology websites.

FOSSILGUY.COM has been up and running since August of 2000

Questions, Suggestions, Answers? Contanct / Email me at: fossilguy (at)

Please don't send emails asking for the monetary value of a fossil, for that check out the fossils on, or other commercial web sites.

Also, I would like to thank everyone who has corrected any information and/or helped identify any fossil found on these pages, or provided images via email or in person. Thank you very much for making this web site a better place!

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