Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 31, 2013

Dig those crazy fossils

Saturday event will likely draw fossil diggers from all over

Mineral Wells Index

— The Crazy Fossil Dig –  the local Mineral Wells event for National Fossil Day – is this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and has fun for the whole family or a favorite , fun-loving group.

The event takes place at the Mineral Wells Fossil Park and features:

• “Tools of the Trade” display of the various tools used by fossil hunters while looking for and extracting fossils.

• Fossil identification. Bring in your finds and Dallas Paleontology Society volunteers will try to identify the object and provide some 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 will have materials for kids to join in the fun of the science of Paleontology.

• History Lessons about the Fossil Park

• Guided walks around the park

Come out and dig for fossils with The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce. The first 50 attendees will receive a commemorative Mineral Wells Fossil Park apron, designed especially for your next outdoor paleontological adventure.

For more information, call the chamber at (940) 325-2557.