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Florissant Fossil Quarry, Florissant

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
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2.9/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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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