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U-Dig Fossils

Delta, UT 84624
+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... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Gerald W
Frankfort, Michigan
via mobile
Wonderful for kids

After spending the previous day hunting for geodes and topaz, we spent the next morning looking for... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Brian C
via mobile
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Delta, UT 84624
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 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...More

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 18 November 2016

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...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 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....More

1  Thank gabececi
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...More

1  Thank scubabunny123
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....More

1  Thank Gus S
Reviewed 22 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....More

1  Thank jar399
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...More

1  Thank Kristie M
Shayne C, Manager at U-Dig Fossils, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Thanks for your response ☺!!

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Questions & Answers
29 March 2016|
Response from Shayne C | Property representative |
Yes, U-dig will be open April 1 & 2. Just drive directly to the quarry during our open times and a u-dig operator will be there to assist you.
13 November 2015|
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Response from Shayne C | Property representative |
Hello U-Dig Fossils is closed for the winter Nov. 1 - March 31 and will reopens April 1. U-Dig does open for a few weekends in March. See the U-dig Fossils web sight for details(They will not allow me to post the web sight... More
Brent N
2 May 2015|
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Response from Shayne C | Property representative |
You can collect in many different locations at the quarry. Some collecting areas are easy to access while other collecting areas have more aggressive terrain. Basically, there are opportunities to find the trilobites in... More