Category: Fossil Digging

Fossil Basin Featured in ‘Smithsonian’

Fossil Basin is featured in the September, 2022 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The article, titled “The 50 Million-Year-Old Treasures of Fossil Lake,” explores the ancient history of the region, as well as the and culture surrounding the prehistoric lake and fossil digging. “’You’ve got schools of fish, you’ve got babies and adults. You’ve got predators and […]

Quarry Stories: American Fossil Quarry

When digging in one of the quarries near Kemmerer, WY, don’t let yourself feel like a “fish out of water” when you start finding, well, fish out of water. The area is home to not only centuries of fascinating community history, but millions of years of incredible biological and geological history. Here in Lincoln County, […]

5-tägige Reiseroute: Fossil Basin und Yellowstone & Grand Teton Nationalparks

Die Nationalparks Yellowstone und Grand Teton stehen auf der Liste der meistbesuchten Orte in Wyoming ganz oben. Doch weit entfernt von den Menschenmassen in Jackson und den Nationalparks liegt Kemmerer eingebettet in die sanften Hügel und den strahlend blauen Himmel am westlichen Rand des Cowboy-Staates. Nimm dir die weniger befahrene Straße und finde ein grünes […]

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 […]