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2011 Mineral Wells ESW Fossil Day

Mineral Wells hosted a National Fossil Day event, the Crazy Fossil Dig, during ESW.
The event featured:

  • “Tools of the Trade” display of the various tools used by fossil hunters while looking for and extracting fossils. 
  • Fossil identification.  Volunteers from Dallas Paleontology Society identified sepecimens and provided 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 sub-division of the Dallas Paleontological Society and had materials for kids to join in the fun of the science of Paleontology.
  • History Lessons about the Fossil Park
  • Guided walks around the park