Category: Fossil Digging

5 Unique Fossil Finds at Fossil Butte National Monument

52 million years ago, Fossil Lake covered 1500 square miles of Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. As time passed, plants and animals settled into the lakebed, where they were preserved in limestone. The former Fossil Lake region, now called the Green River Formation, yields tens of thousands of fossils each year.  In 1972, Fossil Butte National […]

Quarry Stories: Ulrich’s Fossil Gallery

You don’t know how addicting fossil hunting is until you try it for yourself. “Oh it’s kind of like looking for gold, I guess,” said Mike Snively from Ulrich’s Fossil Gallery. “Fossil digging is something everybody should try at least once.” That’s what he did—tried it once, as a summer  job in high school at […]