Fossil collecting at Penn Dixie is second to none — we are the #1 fossil park in the U.S., after all! Beginning rock hounds and experienced paleontologists alike come to Penn Dixie for our world class fossil collecting. Unearth the unexpected!
Photos in this section were taken by Penn Dixie members Dan Cooper and Rich Spencer. If you have a photo that you’d like to share, please contact us.
- Brachiopods – symmetrically shelled filter feeders
- Bryozoans – moss animals
- Cephalopods – predatory marine molluscs
- Corals – colonial and solitary filter feeders
- Crinoids – sea lilies
- Crustaceans – arthropods such as lobsters and crabs
- Gastropods – snails
- Ostrocods – tiny crustaceans
- Other echinoderms – related to sea stars
- Pelecypods – clams
- Trilobites – extinct marine arthropods
- Petrified wood – extinct plants from the Devonian