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Real Fossil Dig

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  • Refreshing Memories Educational Toys
    438a Main North Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084, Australia

Dig a real fossil out and take it home. Our activity offers people of all ages the opportunity to carefully extract a real fossil from a matrix. With the use of some simple tools you can dig until you see a sign of something different and you then brush and dig until it comes loose to be identified. With any luck you will be holding a 60 million year old fossil in your hand. Once you clean it up you can try to identify it using the charts provided and label your find. When you are finished you get to take your find home as part of your own collection.

This activity is fun for children as young as four and equally as much fun for people of all ages. The fossil dig takes about 20 minutes and there is no need to book.

Take the opportunity while visiting to noodle in our opal pits. We have real opal from Andamooka and Coober Pedy in tubs for your fossicking pleasure. Every rock in the tub is ungraded opal, so spend some time looking for the beautiful colours of Australian precious opal. You can enjoy fossicking for free but if you find a piece to take home it is $2 per stone. 

A free event for Seekers Club Members. Join Seekers Club for free by registering prior to the event.