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The Fossil Project


  • New regulations are being proposed that will end nearly all amateur collecting of fossils on public land.
  • The Amateur and Professional Paleontology community is small. We all need to be heard.
  • This link shows you how you can CONSTRUCTIVELY comment on these proposed regulations to the BLM and BOR before the February 6th deadline.

    The Purpose of this Fossil Website is to:

    • Answer questions about fossils: What are fossils? Where to find fossils?
    • Aid in fossil identification: Identification charts; Sample fossils from fossil hunting sites.
    • Provide information on prehistoric animals and paleontology topics.
    • Show you where and how to hunt for fossils: Fossil hunting sites and fossil trip reports.

    Click to view the Updates SectionClick to view the Site Map


    JANUARY 2017

    Save Fossil Collecting

    New regulations are being proposed that will end nearly all amateur collecting of fossils on public land.

    Since most scientifically valuable fossils are found by amateurs, this will have a HUGE negative impact on the Paleontology world.

    Help oppose this by telling the BLM and BOR how they should adjust the proposed regulations. This link summarizes everything and shows you how to CONSTRUCTIVELY comment on these regulations to the BLM and BOR before the February 6th deadline.
    The Amateur and Professional Paleontology community is small. We all need to be heard.

    Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez

    Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez

    I got back from a winter trip. Decided to catch the winter Whale Shark Aggregation site on the Sea of Cortez. There's a nice video and write-up.

    Whale Shark Facts and Information

    Whale Shark Facts and Information

    If you want to learn more about Whale Sharks, this is your complete guide!

    October 2016
    Fossilproject - Webinar Review

    Did you watch the Finding Fossils webinar?
    Joyce Drakeford of the Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum wrote a webinar review of Fossilguy's webinar, the first of our The Paleontological Society-sponsored webinar series.

    Fossilproject - Webinar

    The FOSSIL Project had thier second webinar on Sept. 29th. If you missed any, visit: Fossil Project Videos and go to the bottom of the page.

    The next webinar will be on October 19th at 7 pm (eastern). Click here: FOSSIL Project Webinar Forum for instructions on logging into the FREE webinar.

    August 2016
    Fossilproject - Webinar Wednesday

    The FOSSIL Project had their first webinar series on August 31st at 7 pm. I was the first speaker!

    Missed it? Visit Fossil Project Videos and go to the bottom of the page!

    Tetrapod Trackway

    Early Tetrapod Trackway on Valentia Island, Ireland

    On my trip to Ireland, I visited one of the oldest and longest tetrapod trackways on Earth! They were discovered on the scenic Valentia island of Ireland. This page, full on images of the trackway, discusses these tracks.

    July 2016
    Caesar Creek Spillway - Fossil Collecting Location

    Caesar Creek Spillway: Fossil Collecting Location

    I added a new fossil hunting location. It's a famous Ohio location on the Cincinnati Arch: Caesar Creek. It even has it's own Fossil Identification Page! Check it out!

    Diving with Reef Sharks

    Diving with Sharks: A Video

    I just got back from a sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. While diving there, we were greeted by a few reef sharks. In the spirit of shark week, I compiled a video of us diving with the sharks. Check it out!

    June 2016
    The loss of a fossil whale at Calvert Cliffs

    The Loss of a Fossil Whale at the Calvert Cliffs

    A new Article is up. This one is by Paul R. Murdoch Jr. about the loss of an excellent whale specimen at the Calvert Cliffs. Unfortunately, it's a common story at the cliffs. Check it out.

    MAY 2016
    South Carolina Fossil Hunting Trip

    Geological Society Presentation and Fossil Hunt in South Carolina

    At the end of March, the Fossil Project asked me to speak at the South East Geological Society of America meeting in South Carolina. This was the first time I made a professional presentation in the field of Paleontology. It was a wonderful experience. While there, I couldn't resist fossil hunting in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Check out the trip report!


    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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