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Fossil Day 2012 Sale

Posted by Steve on October 17 at 08:00 am

I was seven years old when I went to school and told my second grade teacher that I wanted to be a paleontologist. I don’t know if it was the books, the movies, the Discovery Channel, or the inflatable pterodactyl in my bedroom… but something about fossils and dinosaurs was fascinating to me.

So, I didn’t become a paleontologist, but that doesn’t mean I can’t work with fossils every day :) And there is no excuse not to celebrate National Fossil Day on October 17th here in the US. For three days only, we’re putting all fossils and fossil-like items on sale! This includes a bunch of fossil coral, turritella agate, ammonite, and more up to 20% off. Fossils might last, but these prices won’t! The sale ends Friday night (Oct 19) at midnight.

Check out the items on sale!

Fossil Day 2012

Encourage Curiosity and Creativity!

Resin or Dinosaur Eggs?

Leftover resin? Or dinosaur eggs??

For me, it started with curiosity about T-Rex and his pal Stegosaurus. For someone else, a passion might be sparked by an art exhibit, film festival, math problem, or a mountain range. The other day, I found some leftover resin from Kate’s Wine Party project and it reminded me of dinosaur eggs captured in time. You never know what will inspire you! Head over to the National Fossil Day website to learn more, and check out the items on sale today thru Friday.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh, this is right up my alley!
    I would SO love to go on a dig some where….it’s on my bucket list.
    Thanks for sharing Steve!

  2. Kate
    Kate says:

    Steve, I wanted to be a paleontologist, too when I was little! There were several “excavations” in the backyard, much to my father’s chagrin…

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  3. Caroline H
    Caroline H says:

    I volunteered for 2 weeks one summer at the Tyrell Museum of Paleoentolgy on one of the digs. It’s very hard work, especially when you’re one of the grunts.

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    Marilee M says:

    My mom was a rock hound. When we were little we would explore the quarries in this area. Whenever we went on vacations, we always found a rock shop or place that we could dig. It has passed on to my sister and I. these are some cool pieces. Would not be surprised if my mom had visited your place or bought things from you. She made jewelry the hard way. We had to cut the rocks, shape them to make cabochons.

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  5. Steve
    Steve says:

    Marilee, thanks for sharing a photo of your mother. She looks like she might’ve felt right at home on a dig ;-) In all seriousness, wow– creating your own cabochons! I can only imagine, that must take some effort! What nice family memories to treasure…

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