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U-Dig Fossils

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Address: Delta, UT 84624
Phone Number: +1 435-864-3638
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Great Fun - With a Lot of Work

Having collected around the Devonian of the Mid-Continent, mainly around Sylvania, Ohio and Thedford/Arkona, Ontario, I've known of the Trilobites of the Wheeler Shale since I was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Gerald W
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Frankfort, Michigan
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Frankfort, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having collected around the Devonian of the Mid-Continent, mainly around Sylvania, Ohio and Thedford/Arkona, Ontario, I've known of the Trilobites of the Wheeler Shale since I was young. Finally got here on a Road Scholar trip. Because this was a specia trip the folks at U-Dig/The Bug House excavated some material just before we started collecting. Knowing that you get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the previous day hunting for geodes and topaz, we spent the next morning looking for trilobites. The the girls, ages 4, 5, and 6, and grandpa all had a great time. We came back with many trilobites. They supply the tools and help get you started. The young kids were free, so it wasn't too expensive for the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We could only make out of season due to our travel plans but they were very accommodating and the one on one service was brilliant thanks to Robin. She was very informative, showed us what we needed to do and help us prepare our wounderful discoveries.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to dig on our own but for the money gave this a shot and so glad. Robin showed us how to dig and crack rocks, how to identify them, you get a ID sheet, tools and she even cut our pieces for us! So many trilobites. Potties were spotless. If they hadn't closed for the season we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I love going to U-dig. It has become one of my favorite day trip adventures. I have taken many friends and relatives many times over the last five years and they always love it especially the kids. It doesn't take long to find quite a few trilobites. Also, there is always someone friendly to help or give pointers. If your... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I spent three days in Delta, Utah rock hounding. We are both in our 70s and not in particularly good shape, but we wanted to try finding fossils. U-Dig Fossils is run by the same family that runs the Bug-House in Delta. Bug house got its name because the people there help you find trilobites. One of... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This a wonderful unique experience I think everyone should do! I thought we'd get out there and dig for 2 hours and hit the road to do other things....well I was so wrong, no one wanted to leave when the time came. We left with loads of trilobites big and small for everyone. I'm looking forward to returning a spending... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Legendary site for fossil collectors, but anyone will find nice fossils. The hardest part of visiting this site is choosing what to leave behind since you will find more than you can haul out. Four hours is enough time to complete most fossil collector dreams. I have been here more than once and always had a wonderful time.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

First, bring water. You are out in the desert. Second, be prepared to dig. They give you a hand pick axe and goggles. Third, expect to find lots of fossils. The stone is some kind of shale - a lake bed 300 million years ago. Trilobites are like crabs, and they molt. Most of the time the fossils you'll find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a wonderful time. We were there for 2 hours and found so many trilobites. It was very rewarding. My teenage nephew said it was 5 stars lots of fun and my 6 year old niece loved getting dirty to find the trilobites. All of the kids found many and had a great time.

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