Celebrating the Richness of Paleontology through Fossil Hunting


  • 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.

  • Welcome to the FOSSILGUY store. The shop for fossil items.

    Fossil Education Kits Books Videos Coffee Mugs

    Fossil Education Kits

    Educational kits are great gifts for young minds with an interest in paleontology. They also work great for parents whoe homeschool and for teachers.

    Discover with Dr. Cool Dinosaur Dig Science Kit
    Dinosaur Dig Kit with 3 real fossils This is one of the more popular dig kits out there that contains real fossils. It has great reviews. The kids love digging up the 3 real dinosaur age fossils (a Mosasaur tooth, dinosaur bone piece, and dino poop). The real dinosaur poop it a great hit!

    Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaurs T-Rex
    Smithsonian Dinosaur Dig Kit - Model T-rex Dinosaur Smithsonian has some wonderful education kits. This one, the Dinosaur dig kit is the most popular paleontology kit out there. You dig up the dinosaur bones and then assemble the T-rex dinosaur model. This is the highest reviewed dig kit out there without real fossils.

    Recommended Book:

    "Pennsylvania Paleozoic Playground"

    This is an illustrated book of fossils from Pennsylvania's Paleozoic period. It's a must for those who collect fossils along the mid-atlantic and from the paleozoic periods.
    It is written by Kerry Matt, who is one of the foremost fossil collectors in Pennsylvania and a personal acquaintance.
    Wanneria Walcottana Trilobite, Central PA The book is actually 4 books in one:

    Pennsylvania's Paleozoic Playground
    Overview of The Paleozoic of Pennsylvania

    The Lower Cambrian Explosion of life in my back yard
    Cambrian of Pennsylvania

    Swatara Gap Pa. Ordovician fossil fauna
    In Depth Look at the Swatara Gap

    Capturing Calvert
    A look at the Calvert Cliffs Fossils from the Chesapeake Bay

    Echinoderms from Swatara Gap, (Steleroidea)
    It's a great book to use for reference, or it's nice to simply browse through the countless high quality images of fossils. Kerry Matt has found some very rare and world class fossils, which are all shown in this book.

    This over 200 page Book is Available on CD and is in word document format (.doc). Each page is a separate descriptive document file, which actually, makes it incredibly easy to find specific fossils and fossil locations.

    Cost: $21 + $2 shipping

    Prehistoric Predators: Monster Shark
    Prehistoric Predators: Monster Shark: National Geographic
    There are a TON of horrible programs and pseudo documentaries about megalodons. This is one of the few good ones that contains actual scientific facts. If you've seen any of the Discovery Channel "mocumentaries" about megalodons, you need to see this real one!
    Real facts about the Real Megalodon!

    NOVA: Arctic Dinosaurs
    Arctic Dinosaurs: NOVA
    NOVA, PBS, and BBC has some of the best educational programming. This particular title sheds light on the Dinosaurs of the Polar regions. It highlits the amazing adaptations of arctic dinosaurs.

    FOSSIL COFFEE MUGS ** Shipping prices are for United States only. For international Shipping, please email me for a shipping quote before purchasing, as the shipping can be much higher **

    "Calvert Cliffs Coffee Club"
    Coffee Cup

    $15.00 + FREE Shipping
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    Megalodon MegaMug - Coffee Mug "Megalodon MegaMug"
    Travel Coffee Mug

    $14.00 + FREE Shipping
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