Florissant Fossil Quarry, Florissant
Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
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Great view of the stratigraphy of the fossil beds. As a geologist this stop made the side trip to the area worth the trip. The outcrops at the National Monument are not very accessible so it was great... read more »
I was lucky enough to hear about the quarry from a ranger at the FFBNM and back tracked abut 3 miles to find it. Its not very big and on the day I was there run by an attractive 20ish young woman. She... read more »
You pay by the hour to mine the rocks for fossils. The rocks are already been quarried - it's your job to split them to find the fossils. Great for families. The quarry is less than a 1/4 mile south o... read more »
In just a couple of hours I found an excellent example of a beech leave, a flower, a good example of Lomatia lineata, and a tiny, tiny wasp. It's a great place to look for insects and leaves.
I can't say much. Piles and Piles of rubble. Two pot head women take money, give you scraper, razor and show you what you can't keep. It took me about 5 min to realize there were nothing in those piles of crap. When I said something they brought out a few good pieces from the back and that was the only thing that was worth keeping.(couple of leaves, sticks and so on. was a waste of half a day. Should have done something else that day. Remember, you will be going through piles of broken shale that had been picked through and picked through.
One of the last places in Colorado to legally find fossils. There is a modest fee to get in though. Highly recommended for any fossil hunting enthusiasts.
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