Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Mineral Wells: Crazy Fossil Dig

October 20, 2012 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Crazy Fossil Dig

Saturday's family-fun event is co-sponsored by the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Paleontological Society and features:

• “Tools of the Trade” display of the various tools used by fossil hunters while looking for and extracting fossils.
• Fossil identification. Bring in your finds and Dallas Paleontology Society volunteers will try to identify the object and provide some information regarding it.
• Hands-on samples of the various types of fossils that exist in Texas, with supporting materials describing them.
• Museum-quality objects found and prepared by members of the Dallas Paleontological Society.
• “FBI” handouts for kids. The Fossil Bureau of Investigation is a subdivision of the Dallas Paleontological Society and will have materials for kids to join in the fun of the science of Paleontology.
• History lessons about the fossil park.
• Guided walks around the park.

The first 25 attendees will receive a commemorative Mineral Wells Fossil Park apron, designed especially to hold the fossils you collect on this or your next outdoor paleontological adventure.


  • 2375 Indian Creek Road
  • Mineral Wells, Texas
  • 76067



  • Free!

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