Our fossils

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An assemblage of Phacops rana trilobites found by Matt Phillips of Martinsville, Virginia.

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.

Invertebrates

Vertebrates

  • Conodonts – extinct eel-like vertebrates
  • Fish – primitive Paleozoic fish

Plants