What Rock Is Best To Find Fossils In?

What rocks have fossils inside?

Fossils are found in sedimentary rocks, like sandstone, limestone or shale.

How do you dig for fossils?

What do I need to find fossils?

  • Tide times book – to see when it is safe to fossil hunt.
  • Sturdy plastic bags to put fossils in.
  • Old newspaper to wrap up delicate finds.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Camera.
  • Safety glasses and geological hammer (optional)
  • A notebook and pen to record your finds.
  • What are the two best environments to look for fossils?

    The best environment for animal fossils to form in is one where the dead animal cannot be scavenged and will be buried quickly in anoxic conditions to ensure preservation and integrity of the fossil. The best places for such things to happen are in some marine environments or in lake or river beds.

    Are fossils easy to find?

    Anyone can find fossils. All you need is some basic information, a good location, and a lot of patience. Most fossils "hide out" in sedimentary rock . When tiny bits of rocks and minerals (called sediment) join together over millions of years, they become sedimentary rock.

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *