Dig Sites

List of all dig sites in Jurassic World Evolution 2.

NameLocationsRequirementsDurationCostFossilsDescription
Antlers Formation
North AmericaUSAOklahoma
11 (Logistics)07:00$850,000

Acrocanthosaurus

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fossil_giantthoropoda_rarex2
Aquatic Mammal Fossils
Aquatic Mammal Fossils$130,000x1
Aquatic Mammal Fossils$130,000x1
Gold
Gold$230,000x1
Gold$230,000x1
The Antlers Formation is large stratum underlying parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. The formation primarily consists of mudstone, clays and sandstone. It dates to around 115 million years ago and is roughly 150m thick. A number of different fish, reptiles, amphibians and early mammals have been found here but the most famous finds are those of the dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus. One specimen recovered here is the largest so far discovered and also contains the only complete skull. The formation is a contemporary of the nearby Twin Mountains Formation and they are both contained within the Trinity Group of strata. Acrocanthosaurus and certain other dinosaur fossils can be found in both formations, indicating they are examples of a similar environment and time period.
Bahariya Formation
AfricaEgyptGebel El-Dist
13 (Logistics)08:30$2,000,000
Fungi Fossils
Fungi Fossils$40,000x2
Fungi Fossils$40,000x1
Fungi Fossils$40,000x1
Rhodium
Rhodium$90,000x2
Rhodium$90,000x1
The Bahariya Formation is a collection of rock strata located in the Western Desert region of Egypt. The El Heiz and El Naqb Formations sit above it and the basement underneath. It was named after the nearby Bahariya Oasis by Said in 1962. The stratigraphic range dates to the early Cenomanian, around 100 to 94 million years ago. It forms the base of a vast depression, and the sediment is formed through successive layers from rises and falls in sea level. It is primarily sandstone, with siltstone and mudstone also in evidence. This site is known as one of the most productive fossil sites in Africa. As such a wide variety of finds originate from the Bahariya Formation, including lepidosaurs, sauropods, and theropods. Fish fossils are abundant here, including giant predatory fish. Despite this known richness of finds, it remains one of the least studied.
Bissekty Formation
AsiaUzbekistanKyzyl Kum
6 (Logistics)07:00$760,000
Coral Fossils
Coral Fossils$40,000x2
Dinosaur Eggs
Dinosaur Eggs$390,000x1
Dinosaur Eggs$390,000x1
The Bissekty Formation is located at the Dzharakuduk escarpment in the Kyzl Kum desert in Uzbekistan. It underlies the Aitym Formation and sits above the Dzheirantui Formation. The formation dates to the Turonian to Coniacian stages of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 90 million years ago. It comprises of two units: This formation was formed from a coastal region from the receding sea of the earlier period, and then once again under the sea in the next. It is primarily composed of sandstone. Some of the oldest ornithomimid theropod dinosaur remains are known from this site. It’s also known as the richest site of Turonian terrestrial fauna known from Eurasia. Therian fauna including one stem marsupial are also common here. A wide range of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial fossils have been recovered from this region. This includes arthropods, molluscs, turtles, amphibians, fish, crocodylomorphs, lizards, mammals and dinosaurs.
Blythesdale Formation
AustraliaAustraliaQueensland
4 (Logistics)05:00$180,000

Minmi

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Osmium
Osmium$110,000x2
The Blythesdale Formation is situated in Queensland, Northeastern Australia. The geological formation dates back to the early Cretaceous and is home to the Minmi Crossing, the area that gives the Minmi genus its name. This formation is composed primarily of siltstone and mudstone, as well as sandstone and coal.
Candeleros Formation
South AmericaArgentinaNeuquén Province
11 (Logistics)07:00$850,000
Rhenium
Rhenium$110,000x2
Aquatic Plant Fossils
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x1
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x2
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x3
The Candeleros Formation is situated in the Rio Negro, Neuquén and Mendoza provinces in Argentina. The formation was named after the Candeleros Hill located nearby. It is the oldest member of the Neuquén Group, and sits beneath the Huincul Formation and above the Lohan Cura Formation. It dates to the Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 100 million years ago. The formation was formed from a complex river system and is mostly comprised of sandstone and conglomerates. Siltstone (likely from swamps) and soil deposits are also found there. The environment has been compared to the conditions found at the Bahariya Formation of Egypt and the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco A vast range of fauna fossils have been recovered from the formation including fish, frogs, snakes, turtles, mammals, and various types of dinosaurs. Preserved dinosaur tracks have also been discovered in the Kokorkom Desert.
Canjuers
EuropeFranceCanjuers
5 (Logistics)05:30$440,000
Rhodium
Rhodium$90,000x2
Shark Fossils
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
Canjuers is a military camp in southeastern France, built on a base of Portland Stone. Portland Stone is calcareous stone from the late Jurassic period, named for the Island of Portland in Dorset where it is primarily quarried. This layer of stone gradually accumulated in areas of warm, shallow sea water. Portland Stone is popular in building, and quarries that excavate it regularly discover dinosaur specimens.
Cedar Mountain Formation
North AmericaUSAEastern Utah
6 (Logistics)04:00$380,000
Crurotarsans Fossils
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x1
Fish Fossils
Fish Fossils$90,000x1
Platinum
Platinum$450,000x1
The Cedar Mountain Formation is a geologic formation situated in eastern Utah. It's named after Cedar Mountain where William Lee Stokes first investigated it in 1944. It lies between the Morrison Formation beneath and the Naturita Formation above. It has been dated to the Early Cretaceous epoch, 120 million years ago. The formation is formed from layers of non-marine sediments including the deposits from rivers, lakes and floodplains. Studies on the dinosaur fossils here didn’t start until the 1990s. So far, the finds appear to form two different sets. The lower layers contain older dinosaurs similar to European dinosaurs of the age, while the upper finds are similar to the younger Asian dinosaurs. This discrepancy is caused by the continental drift as North America moved westward. It is known as one of the most productive Early Cretaceous locations for fossil finds. A wide variety of dinosaurs, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals have been discovered, as well as many others.
Cerro Fortaleza Formation
South AmericaArgentinaSanta Cruz Province
12 (Logistics)08:30$3,400,000
Chordate Fossils
Chordate Fossils$40,000x3
Chordate Fossils$40,000x2
Chordate Fossils$40,000x2
Aquatic Plant Fossils
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x1
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x1
The Cerro Fortaleza Formation is found in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, in southernmost Patagonia. The formation dates back to the Late Cretaceous, and is primarily composed of sandstone, which would have been formed by fluvial processes - matter carried and deposited by rivers and streams. Numerous titanosaur specimens have been recovered from this formation, including the Puertasaurus, and recently, the Dreadnoughtus.
Chenini Formation
AfricaTunisiaTataouine
13 (Logistics)10:00$4,000,000
Opalised Fossils
Opalised Fossils$130,000x1
Platinum
Platinum$450,000x1
Platinum$450,000x1
The Chenini Formation is located in Tataouine region in southern Tunisia in North Africa. It is a member of the Ain el Guetter Group and dates back to the Albian era of the Early Cretaceous epoch, 110 million years ago. The formation is 50 meters deep. It consists mostly of coarse sandstone, along with some mudstone and conglomerates. During the Early Cretaceous, the area would have been a wetland with marshes and pools. Bar and channel deposits reveal broad rivers that flowed from the mid-Sahara towards the southern shore of Tethys. The formation contains rich finds of fish, turtle, crocodile, and dinosaur fossils. Fern fronds and other signs of vegetation are also present.
Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry A
North AmericaUSAUtah
7 (Logistics)05:30$480,000
Cynodont Fossils
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x1
Silver
Silver$130,000x1
Buried Treasure
Buried Treasure$640,000x1
The Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is famed for being one of the most productive fossil-bearing areas for Jurassic finds. It is situated in the San Rafael Swell near Cleveland in Utah. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in October 1965. The quarry was first discovered by animal herders during the late 19th century, but it wasn’t until 1927 that a team from University of Utah sent an expedition to recover some 800 bones. The quarry is part of the larger Morrison Formation and consists of mudstone from a river system. It is believed to be a predator trap, with dinosaurs becoming trapped in the thick mud and creating a great accumulation of remains. However, other theories contend that a drought, or other disaster was the cause for such a mass grave,. A diverse range of remains have been recovered from the quarry including plants, gastropods, chordata and dinosaurs.
Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry B
North AmericaUSAUtah
11 (Logistics)05:30$1,400,000
Cynodont Fossils
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x4
Silver
Silver$130,000x1
The Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is famed for being one of the most productive fossil-bearing areas for Jurassic finds. It is situated in the San Rafael Swell near Cleveland in Utah. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in October 1965. The quarry was first discovered by animal herders during the late 19th century, but it wasn’t until 1927 that a team from University of Utah sent an expedition to recover some 800 bones. The quarry is part of the larger Morrison Formation and consists of mudstone from a river system. It is believed to be a predator trap, with dinosaurs becoming trapped in the thick mud and creating a great accumulation of remains. However, other theories contend that a drought, or other disaster was the cause for such a mass grave,. A diverse range of remains have been recovered from the quarry including plants, gastropods, chordata and dinosaurs.
Cloverly Formation
North AmericaUSAUtah
6 (Logistics)05:30$480,000
Coral Fossils
Coral Fossils$40,000x1
Bird Footprints
Bird Footprints$90,000x1
Dinosaur Eggs
Dinosaur Eggs$390,000x1
The Cloverly Formation is spread across Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah in the western USA. It was named after a post office in Bighorn Basin, Wyoming by N.H. Darton in 1904. The formation underlies the Thermopolis Shale and overlies the Morrison Formation. It varies in thickness between 46 to 122 meters. It dates back to the Aptian stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch, 115 million years ago. The formation is formed from mudstone, with conglomerate, clay and sandstone also present. The region was comprised of alluvial and floodplain deposits, with evidence for rivers and pools. This formation is comprised of three members. The lowest member is the Little Sheep mudstone members. The Pryor conglomerate layer is situated to the north in Bighorn Basin. The uppermost layer is the Himes member. An abundance of remains have been recovered from this region including dinosaur eggs, mammals, and fish.
Dinosaur National Monument A
North AmericaUSAUinta Mountains
7 (Logistics)04:00$390,000
Chordate Fossils
Chordate Fossils$40,000x1
Turtle Fossils
Turtle Fossils$40,000x1
Aquatic Plant Fossils
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x1
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x1
The Dinosaur National Monument is located within the Morrison Formation in the Uinta Mountains along the Colorado and Utah border. It was established as a national monument on 4th October 1915 by order of President Woodrow Wilson. The fossils date from the Late Jurassic epoch, 150 million years ago. The park contains over 800 paleontological sites. The fossil layer is sandstone, with some conglomerate from river beds. The region covers 200,000 acres. The bone beds were discovered by Earl Douglass in 1909 who worked for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. His crews recovered thousands of fossils. As well as the paleontological sites, this area includes prehistoric sites for the Fremont culture, the Ute and Shoshone peoples. A variety of fossils including reptiles, and crocodiles have been recovered from this region.
Dinosaur National Monument B
North AmericaUSAUinta Mountains
8 (Logistics)07:00$780,000
Turtle Fossils
Turtle Fossils$40,000x2
The Dinosaur National Monument is located within the Morrison Formation in the Uinta Mountains along the Colorado and Utah border. It was established as a national monument on 4th October 1915 by order of President Woodrow Wilson. The fossils date from the Late Jurassic epoch, 150 million years ago. The park contains over 800 paleontological sites. The fossil layer is sandstone, with some conglomerate from river beds. The region covers 200,000 acres. The bone beds were discovered by Earl Douglass in 1909 who worked for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. His crews recovered thousands of fossils. As well as the paleontological sites, this area includes prehistoric sites for the Fremont culture, the Ute and Shoshone peoples. A variety of fossils including reptiles, and crocodiles have been recovered from this region.
Dinosaur Park Formation A
North AmericaCanadaAlberta
1 (Logistics)02:30$40,000
Conifer Fossils
Conifer Fossils$40,000x1
Amphibian Fossils
Amphibian Fossils$130,000x1
The Dinosaur Park Formation forms the top layer of the Belly River Group in southern Alberta. It lies above the Oldman Formation and beneath Bearpaw Formation. The formation dates to the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous, 76 million years ago. It is named for the Dinosaur Provincial Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was established on June 27th 1955 during Alberta’s 50th Jubilee Year. The site was founded to protect the fossil beds. It became a UNESCO site on October 26th 1979 because of the importance of the fossil finds there. It is comprised of sandstone, along with mudstone and siltstone deposits. The sediments originated from erosion to mountains on its western side. They were transported by river systems that flowed into the Bearpaw Sea. This sea formed part of the Western Interior Seaway. The area is a rich source of fossil finds with plants, fish, turtles, crocodiles and dinosaur remains recovered. Preserved remains of soft tissues have also been found.
Dinosaur Park Formation B
North AmericaCanadaAlberta
5 (Logistics)04:00$200,000
Conifer Fossils
Conifer Fossils$40,000x1
Platinum
Platinum$450,000x1
Dinosaur Park Formation A
Dinosaur Park Formation C
North AmericaCanadaAlberta
6 (Logistics)04:00$400,000
Dinosaur Footprints
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x3
Platinum
Platinum$450,000x1
Dinosaur Park Formation A
Egg Mountain
North AmericaUSAMontana
6 (Logistics)05:30$540,000

Maiasaura

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Silver
Silver$130,000x1
Buried Treasure
Buried Treasure$640,000x1
Egg Mountain is a site of particular interest and an outcropping of the Two Medicine Formation in Montana. It is situated just south of the town of Choteau. The site dates to the Late Cretaceous, around 80 million years ago. The site is primarily sandstone, and was once a seasonal semi-arid environment – likely to have been a coastal plane along the edge of the Cretaceous Interior Seaway. In 1978, Marion Brandvold discovered some bones that Jack Horner and Bob Makela identified as a new species of hadrosaur that they named Maiasaura. The site contains the highest concentration of dinosaur discoveries ever found, including a number of egg, foetal, baby and juvenile specimens. The finds provided the first evidence that dinosaurs cared for their young, and that inspired the name of the new dinosaur species. Remains of mammals, and lizards have also been recovered from this location.
Fox Hills Formation
North AmericaUSASouth Dakota
13 (Logistics)08:30$2,280,000
Snake Fossils
Snake Fossils$90,000x1
Snake Fossils$90,000x2
Opalised Fossils
Opalised Fossils$130,000x1
Opalised Fossils$130,000x1
Opalised Fossils$130,000x1
The Fox Hills Formation in North America runs from Alberta, Canada to Colorado, USA, and dates back around 70 million years. Overlain by the famous Hell Creek Formation in Montana, the Fox Hills Formation is the top formation of the Upper Cretaceous series, and is named after the Fox Hills of Fort Pierre, South Dakota. Made up mainly of yellow and grey sandstone, this formation is home to a number of different dinosaurs and reptiles including tyrannosaurs and large marine predators from the mosasaur family, although it is equally well-known for the huge number of ammonite fossils it has preserved.
Frenchman Formation A
North AmericaCanadaSaskatchewan
4 (Logistics)04:00$85,000
Angiosperm Fossils
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x2
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x1
Fungi Fossils
Fungi Fossils$40,000x1
Cephalod Fossils
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x1
The Frenchman Formation is situated in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin in the southern Saskatchewan and the Cypress Hills of south-eastern Alberta. Its name comes from the Frenchmen River and was named by G. M. Furnival in 1942. It underlies the Ravenscrag Formation, and overlies the Battle, Whitemud, Eastend, and Bearclaw Formations. It dates back to the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous, 70 million years ago. The formation primarily consists of sandstone, but with claystone and clay-cast conglomerate deposits as well. Its widest reported thickness is 113 meters. palaeoclimate estimates for this formation are 12–14 degrees centigrade, so indicating a subtropical climate. Abundant remains of Triceratops (of varying ages) and other ceratopsids have been found here, along with other dinosaur fauna, as well as amphibians and fish. Gastropods and other invertebrates have also been found here. It is also a rich site for plant specimens and ferns, gingkoes and others have been recovered in various sites.
Frenchman Formation B
North AmericaCanadaSaskatchewan
13 (Logistics)08:30$3,400,000
Fungi Fossils
Fungi Fossils$40,000x2
Cephalod Fossils
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x1
Frenchman Formation A
Garden Park
North AmericaUSAColorado
8 (Logistics)05:30$510,000
Bird Footprints
Bird Footprints$90,000x2
Rhenium
Rhenium$110,000x1
Garden Park is located in Colorado and is now more formally known as the Garden Park paleontological Resource Area. The region is part of the larger Morrison Formation and dates to the Jurassic epoch, 160 million years ago. The region is known from the Jurassic finds and the Bone Wars of the late 19th century. The upper unit of the formation is mostly mudstone, with some sandstone. The lower layer is red mudstone, but also with some thin sandstone deposits. Garden Park was formed by the erosion of rock as the Rocky Mountains were formed. The Felch Quarry 1 site is noted for the number of holotype specimens discovered. Holotypes are single specimens from which the species is formally described. The various quarries in the region have proved to be a rich source of dinosaur finds, as well as reptile, amphibian, mammal, and osteichthyes fossils.
Ghost Ranch
North AmericaUSANew Mexico
4 (Logistics)04:00$340,000
Cynodont Fossils
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x2
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x1
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x2
The Ghost Formation can be found in New Mexico, USA and forms part of the Ghost Ranch, a large education center run by the Presbyterian Church. The formation dates back around 200 million years and is famed for the number of fossils that have been unearthed from its sediment, with almost a thousand individual specimens found. During the 20th Century, the respected paleontologist Edwin H. Colbert studied the area, finding a huge number of examples of a single genus, Coelophysis. Subsequent analysis of the Ghost Formation has uncovered a wide range of other genera, including numerous theropod dinosaurs.
Hanson Formation
AntarcticaAntarcticaMount Kirkpatrick
10 (Logistics)04:00$340,000
Crustacean Fossils
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x2
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x1
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x2
Ginkgo Fossils
Ginkgo Fossils$90,000x1
Ginkgo Fossils$90,000x1
Ginkgo Fossils$90,000x1
The Hanson Formation can be found on Mount Kirkpatrick, a mountain in Antarctica that reaches almost 15,000 feet above sea level. Along with Snow Hill Formation, the Hanson Formation is one of just two rock groups in the area in which dinosaur remains have been found. The formation dates back to the Late Cretaceous period, when the climate was very different to today with high humidity and temperatures of around 18 degrees. A wide range of dinosaurs and other animals have been unearthed from the Hanson Formation, from small pterosaurs to large sauropods.
Hell Creek Formation A
North AmericaUSAMontana
4 (Logistics)04:00$100,000

Dracorex

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Crurotarsans Fossils
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x2
Platinum
Platinum$450,000x1
The Hell Creek Formation is one of the most famous (and most studied) dinosaur fossil sites in the world. It spreads across Montana, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming. It’s named after the exposures found along Hell Creek near Jordan in Montana. The formation sits below the Fort Union Formation and above the Fox Hills Formation. Fossil remains span the Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous and the Danian stage of the Palaeogene, 65 million years ago. The rock strata are mostly claystone and mudstone, with some sandstone. Crocodilian remains indicate a subtropical climate and a region of coastal plains, floodplains, and extensive rivers and pools. These ran into the Western Interior Seaway, a large inland sea that divided the North American continent during the mid-Cretaceous to early Palaeogene period. The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana contains the greatest collection of fossils from the formation in the world. Beyond the numerous dinosaur finds, invertebrate, amphibian, fish, reptile, turtle, lizard, snake and mammal fossils have been recovered here.
Hell Creek Formation B
North AmericaUSAMontana
6 (Logistics)04:00$400,000
Opalised Fossils
Opalised Fossils$130,000x2
Hell Creek Formation A
Hell Creek Formation C
North AmericaUSAMontana
13 (Logistics)08:30$2,000,000
Crurotarsans Fossils
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x1
Hell Creek Formation A
Horseshoe Canyon Formation A
North AmericaCanadaAlberta
5 (Logistics)04:00$200,000
Ammonite Fossils
Ammonite Fossils$90,000x1
Iridium
Iridium$110,000x1
The Horseshoe Canyon Formation is located in south-western Alberta. It underlies the Whitemud Formation and overlays the Bearpaw Formation. It is part of the larger Edmonton Group and dates to the Campanian to early Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 72 and 66 million years ago. It’s named for the Horseshoe Canyon, a key feature of the Badlands. The formation consists of a wide range of deposits, including sandstone, with mudstone, shale and coal also present. The formation includes floodplains, estuarine channels, coal swamps and marine waters. The wide range of deposit types means that a large number of dinosaur species have been discovered here, along with mammal, reptile, amphibian, plant, fish and invertebrate fossils. The comparative lack of turtle and crocodilian remains indicates that there was a cooler climate at this formation, although a more recent study found that the reduced diversity was due to a change in the soil conditions.
Horseshoe Canyon Formation B
North AmericaCanadaAlberta
10 (Logistics)07:00$800,000
Ammonite Fossils
Ammonite Fossils$90,000x2
Iridium
Iridium$110,000x2
Horseshoe Canyon Formation A
Hythe Formation
EuropeUKKent
9 (Logistics)07:00$1,600,000

Iguanodon

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Coprolite
Coprolite$40,000x2
Coprolite$40,000x2
Coprolite$40,000x1
Gold
Gold$230,000x1
Gold$230,000x1
The Hythe Formation is a sub-unit of the Lower Greensand Group, a geological group which spans from the Wealden area in Sussex to the London-Brabant Massif in East Anglia. This formation dates from the Lower Cretaceous, and is primarily composed of sandstone, sand, mudstones, and limestones.
Iguanodon Mine
EuropeBelgiumBernissart
9 (Logistics)07:00$1,600,000

Iguanodon

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Conifer Fossils
Conifer Fossils$40,000x3
Conifer Fossils$40,000x2
Conifer Fossils$40,000x2
Dinosaur Footprints
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
The Sainte-Barbe pit, located in Bernissart, Belgium, and informally known as the 'Iguanodon Mines', was a coal mine that in 1878 was the source of a remarkable discovery: dozens of highly complete Iguanodon skeletons. At the time it was theorized that such a high concentration of multiple specimens in one area indicated that Iguanodon was a herd animal, though this is not the only explanation - it's possible multiple animals could have been drawn together and buried by a flash flood or mudslide. The quarry was never fully excavated - even though at least 38 specimens were recovered - due to flooding problems, and disruption caused by World War 1.
Iren Dabasu Formation
AsiaChinaInner Mongolia
6 (Logistics)05:30$640,000
Fern Fossils
Fern Fossils$40,000x2
Fern Fossils$40,000x1
Fern Fossils$40,000x1
Snake Fossils
Snake Fossils$90,000x2
Snake Fossils$90,000x1
The Iren Dabasu Formation is situated in the Iren Nor region of Inner Mongolia and dates to the Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous, 100 million years ago. It overlies the Arshanto Formation. The first dinosaurs were discovered here in 1922, but as yet the collections haven’t been completely studied. Combined studies from Canadian and Chinese teams in 1988 and 1990 renewed interest in the location for the variety of finds there. The formation comprises of sandstone with claystone and siltstones mixed in. The deposits come from a network of broad rivers and streams. It likely had a humid climate and this may have contributed to the gigantism seen in dinosaurs compared to similar dig sites. Dinosaur eggs and turtle fossils have been excavated here. It’s also a rich source of dinosaur and microfossil finds.
Ischigualasto Formation
South AmericaArgentinaSan Juan Province
4 (Logistics)04:00$190,000
Ginkgo Fossils
Ginkgo Fossils$90,000x2
Aquatic Mammal Fossils
Aquatic Mammal Fossils$130,000x1
The Ischigualasto Formation is situated in the San Juan province in north-western Argentina. The formation spreads across the Ischigualasto Provincial Park and the Talampaya National Park. The current geography of the Formation resembles the surface of an extraplanetary body, as such it has gained the name “Valley of the Moon” and its original name translates to “Dead Land”. The rocky desert of today would have once been a lush floodplain with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The formation contains some of the best available fossils for the Late Triassic Period, around 230 million years ago. It has produced valuable remains of Cynodonts, Rhynchosaurs and Pseudosuchians giving evidence of the evolution of mammals among other groups. Diverse flora discoveries here have helped fill out our picture of the Triassic ecosystem including many different species of fossilized plants and trees. Some of the earliest Dinosaurs discovered are also found in the Ischigualasto Formation, including the Herrerasaurus, which predates the traditional Saurischian-Ornithischian split in the dinosaur family tree and is a key and sometimes controversial piece in the development of Dinosauria.
Isle of Wight
EuropeUKSouth Coast
5 (Logistics)04:00$240,000

Baryonyx

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Cynodont Fossils
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x2
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x1
Buried Treasure
Buried Treasure$640,000x1
The Isle of Wight supports one of the richest dinosaur fossil locations in Europe. It contains elements from the Wessex Formation and the Wealden Group. It is located off the southern coast of the United Kingdom and dates to the Early Cretaceous epoch, 130 million years ago. It was once situated where North Africa is today and remained stable for 10 million years. The region was once a large coastal river valley including swamps and ponds, with a subtropical climate. Sediments of mudstone are dominant with some interbedded sandstone. A large number of dinosaur remains have been recovered from what is one of the richest sites in Europe, with over 20 dinosaur species discovered. Dinosaur footprints can also be seen at Compton Bay. Bird, turtle, crocodile, and mammal fossils have also been found.
Javelina Formation
North AmericaUSATexas
4 (Logistics)07:30$540,000Located in Texas, the Javelina Formation is part of the Tornillo Group and dates back around 66-70 million years to the late Cretaceous period. This formation is notable for the variety of dinosaur fossils that have been found there; the remains of genera including Troodon, Kritosaurus and the apex predator Tyrannosaurus have all been found within the Javelina Formation, while the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus and the ceratopsid Bravoceratops were both discovered at the site. The Javelina Formation consists primarily of sandstone, mudstone and siltstone, giving it a distinctive purple and red colouring. It lies beneath the Black Peaks Formation and above the Aguja Formation, two strata that are also known for containing a wide array of fossils. Aside from dinosaurs, the remains of many other flora and fauna have been recovered from the Javelina Formation. Prehistoric ray specimens including Rhombodus and Dasyatis have been found at the site, while numerous plant fossils are also present - suggesting the Javelina Formation was a wooded area during the late Cretaceous period.
Judith River Formation
North AmericaUSAMontana
4 (Logistics)04:00$225,000

Troodon

fossil_thoropoda_commonx2
fossil_thoropoda_uncommonx2
fossil_thoropoda_rarex1
Coprolite
Coprolite$40,000x2
Aquatic Mammal Fossils
Aquatic Mammal Fossils$130,000x1
Gold
Gold$230,000x1
Gold$230,000x1
The Judith River Formation is situated in Montana and is a unit of the Judith River Group. It underlies the Bearpaw Formation and overlies the Claggett and Pakowki formations. The formation dates to the Campanian age of the Late Cretaceous, some 76 million years ago. Its historical significance relates to dinosaur finds by early American paleontologists like Edward Drinker Cope. A wide variety of fauna fossils have been recovered here, including fish, amphibians, crocodilians, lizards and a range of dinosaurs.
Jurassic Coast A
EuropeUKSouth Coast
6 (Logistics)04:00$380,000
Fungi Fossils
Fungi Fossils$40,000x6
Fungi Fossils$40,000x2
Rhodium
Rhodium$90,000x1
Buried Treasure
Buried Treasure$640,000x1
The Jurassic Coast formation runs along the south coast of the United Kingdom, spanning almost 100 miles from Devon to Dorset. The formation is home to the celebrated fossil collector Mary Anning, who made a number of discoveries during the 19th Century. The formation dates back around 185 million years and, due to coastal erosion, rock formations from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous have been exposed. Frequent landslides on the coast have unearthed a huge variety of preserved fossils, from amphibians and crocodiles to pterosaurs and dinosaurs.
Jurassic Coast B
EuropeUKSouth Coast
10 (Logistics)07:00$1,120,000
Fungi Fossils
Fungi Fossils$40,000x4
Rhodium
Rhodium$90,000x1
The Jurassic Coast formation runs along the south coast of the United Kingdom, spanning almost 100 miles from Devon to Dorset. The formation is home to the celebrated fossil collector Mary Anning, who made a number of discoveries during the 19th Century. The formation dates back around 185 million years and, due to coastal erosion, rock formations from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous have been exposed. Frequent landslides on the coast have unearthed a huge variety of preserved fossils, from amphibians and crocodiles to pterosaurs and dinosaurs.
Kaiparowits Formation
North AmericaUSAUtah
4 (Logistics)02:30$48,000
Cynodont Fossils
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x1
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x1
Cynodont Fossils$40,000x1
Buried Treasure
Buried Treasure$640,000x1
The Kaiparowits Formation is found in the Kaiparowits Plateau in Southern Utah, and makes up part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, alongside the Grand Staircase and the Canyons of the Escalante. This sedimentary rock formation dates back to the late Cretaceous period. Even though paleontologists have explored less than a tenth of the formation, it has been the origin of many species, the majority of which were new discoveries. It has been theorized that the reason for this rich diversity is a bountiful dense jungle ecosystem that reduced the need for herbivores - and the carnivores that hunted them - to migrate. This isolation allowed a unique collection of fauna and flora to develop.
Kayenta Formation
North AmericaUSAUtah
3 (Logistics)02:30$95,000
Arthropod Fossils
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x1
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x1
Osmium
Osmium$110,000x1
Osmium$110,000x1
The Kayenta Formation is part of the Glen Canyon Group of formations that can be found in the western United States. Spanning Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado, the formation can be up to 120m thick, with the remains of many animals preserved in the rock, from early crocodylomorphs and amphibians to dinosaurs. This formation is most prominent in Utah, where layers of sandstone, limestone and shale have been deposited via streams over millions of years to create vast red and brown cliffs and broken ledges.
Kem Kem Beds
AfricaMoroccoKsar-es-Souk
11 (Logistics)07:00$850,000
Bird Eggs
Bird Eggs$130,000x1
Bird Eggs$130,000x1
Dinosaur Eggs
Dinosaur Eggs$390,000x2
Dinosaur Eggs$390,000x1
The Kem Kem Beds can be found in southeastern Morocco, on the Algerian border. It dates back to the Late Cretaceous (100.5-66 Ma), and primarily consists of reddish rock. This formation has come to be known for its wide variety of large carnivorous theropods. Despite the formation's reputation for carnivores, however, it is not necessarily the case that the ecosystems of the time had an unusually high concentration of carnivores living side by side. Theropod teeth are more desirable, and durable, and so appear more plentiful, but in reality these animals could have lived millions of years apart.
Kirtland Formation
North AmericaUSANew Mexico
5 (Logistics)04:00$300,000
Turtle Fossils
Turtle Fossils$40,000x2
Turtle Fossils$40,000x1
Turtle Fossils$40,000x1
Skin Impressions
Skin Impressions$110,000x1
Skin Impressions$110,000x1
The Kirtland Formation is located in the San Juan Basin in Colorado and New Mexico. It sits beneath the Ojo Alamo Formation and above the Fruitland Formation. It dates to the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 73 million years ago. It was originally named the Kirtland Shale by Bauer in 1916. The formation was formed from alluvial mud and sand deposits from the rivers and streams draining the coastal plain of the Western Interior Seaway. Coal and coal bed methane are also present here. The first ceratopsid bones were unearthed here in 1910 and described by Barnum Brown. Several other expeditions recovered fragmentary remains. In 1997, a major effort by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania conducted extensive surveys. The location is the source of a variety of fossils including fish, Pterosaurs and turtles. It is known as one of the latest Cretaceous faunas in south-west North America.
La Amarga Formation
South AmericaArgentinaZapala
6 (Logistics)02:30$51,000
Shark Fossils
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
The La Amarga Formation runs along the west coast of Argentina, spanning the provinces Mendoza, Neuquén and Río Negro. The formation is around 160m thick and is composed of three Members - the Puesto Antigual Member, the Bañados de Caichigüe Member and the Piedra Parada Member - made up mostly of sandstone and mudstone. The Puesto Antigual Member is particularly well-known for the number of tetrapod fossils preserved within it - excavation of the area has uncovered genera of stegosaur, diplodocoid and titanosaurian dinosaurs. The La Amarga Formation is overlain by the Lohan Cura Formation and underlain by the marine Agrio Formation, and studies have shown that there was a time during which no sediment was preserved - meaning there is a period in the geological history of the formation which is currently unknown.
La Bouchard
EuropeFranceProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
4 (Logistics)07:30$540,000La Bouchard is situated at the basin of the Arc river in Provence, southern France, and dates back to the late Cretaceous period, around 70-80m years ago. The formation was the site of the discovery of one of the first known raptor species in Europe, the agile predator Pyroraptor, which is believed to have migrated to the area from North America when the two continents were still connected. This formation consists mainly of sandstone and fluvial lacustrine deposits which were carried down the Arc river to the basin, and first came to the attention of palaeontologists in the 1990s, when a forest fire at the foot of Mont Olympe led to a small landslide that exposed the rock formation. Although Pyroraptor is the most famous discovery to have come from La Bouchard, investigation of the site has unearthed various other species including the herbivore Rhabdodon and a number of primitive crocodiles and turtles.
La Colonia Formation
South AmericaArgentinaChubut Province
6 (Logistics)04:00$270,000
Osmium
Osmium$110,000x1
Cephalod Fossils
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x1
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x1
The La Colonia Formation is situated in the north of the Chubut province in Argentina and dates back around 70 million years to the Late Cretaceous period. Experts believe the area had a lagoon or coastal plain environment at this time, with a warm climate and defined wet and dry seasons. Prolific paleontologist José Bonaparte made one of Argentina’s most famous dinosaur discoveries here when he unearthed a well preserved and fully articulated skeleton of the fearsome Carnotaurus. The remains recovered made it one of the most complete theropod specimens found in the southern hemisphere at the time of its discovery in 1984, and it is still the only example of this genus discovered. The La Colonia Formation also contains a wide variety of interesting vertebrate fauna, including lizards, snakes, turtles and plesiosaurs.
Lance Formation Site A
North AmericaUSAWyoming
1 (Logistics)04:00$120,000
Algal Fossils
Algal Fossils$40,000x2
Iridium
Iridium$110,000x1
The Lance Formation is named after Lance Creek in Wyoming. The formation sits above the Meeteetse Formation and underneath the Fort Union Formation. It dates to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous, 69 million years ago. It occurs above the ammonite marine zone in Wyoming, dated to 69 million years ago. The formation extends up to the K-Pg extinction event boundary. The formation is comprised mainly of sandstone. The presence of some marine fossils indicate that it was a coastal plain along the Western Interior Seaway. Its climate was likely to have been subtropical with no indications of a cold season. Many thousands of fossils have been recovered from this site, and amphibians, turtles, crocodiles, fish and mammals are present as well as dinosaurs.
Lance Formation Site B
North AmericaUSAWyoming
6 (Logistics)04:00$400,000
Angiosperm Fossils
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x4
Osmium
Osmium$110,000x2
Cephalod Fossils
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x2
The Lance Formation is named after Lance Creek in Wyoming. The formation sits above the Meeteetse Formation and underneath the Fort Union Formation. It dates to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous, 69 million years ago. It occurs above the ammonite marine zone in Wyoming, dated to 69 million years ago. The formation extends up to the K-Pg extinction event boundary. The formation is comprised mainly of sandstone. The presence of some marine fossils indicate that it was a coastal plain along the Western Interior Seaway. Its climate was likely to have been subtropical with no indications of a cold season. Many thousands of fossils have been recovered from this site, and amphibians, turtles, crocodiles, fish and mammals are present as well as dinosaurs.
Lance Formation Site C
North AmericaUSAWyoming
13 (Logistics)08:30$2,160,000
Algal Fossils
Algal Fossils$40,000x3
Angiosperm Fossils
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x3
The Lance Formation is named after Lance Creek in Wyoming. The formation sits above the Meeteetse Formation and underneath the Fort Union Formation. It dates to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous, 69 million years ago. It occurs above the ammonite marine zone in Wyoming, dated to 69 million years ago. The formation extends up to the K-Pg extinction event boundary. The formation is comprised mainly of sandstone. The presence of some marine fossils indicate that it was a coastal plain along the Western Interior Seaway. Its climate was likely to have been subtropical with no indications of a cold season. Many thousands of fossils have been recovered from this site, and amphibians, turtles, crocodiles, fish, mammals, and turtles are present as well as dinosaurs.
Laramie Formation
North AmericaUSAColorado
5 (Logistics)04:00$340,000
Fish Fossils
Fish Fossils$90,000x2
Fish Fossils$90,000x1
Amphibian Fossils
Amphibian Fossils$130,000x1
Amphibian Fossils$130,000x1
The Laramie Formation is in north-eastern Colorado. It underlies the Arapahoe Formation and overlies the Fox Hills Formation. It was named by Clarence King in 1876 for exposures in north-eastern Colorado. The site dates to Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 70 million years ago. The formation consists of sandstone, mudstone and clay with the deposits from a coastal plain and swamps on the shore of the Western Interior Seaway. The lower member comprises of sandstone, clay and coal. The upper member features mudstone , sandstone and coal beds. As well as numerous dinosaur finds, the site includes fish, plant, crocodile, turtle and mammal fossils. Significant plant finds have also been found here including fossil pollen for gymnosperms and angiosperm. The shale and sandstones also provide leaf fossils for angiosperms, ferns and palms. Conifer fossils are rare at this site.
Lourinhã Formation A
EuropePortugalLourinhã
2 (Logistics)02:30$80,000
Crustacean Fossils
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x1
Ginkgo Fossils
Ginkgo Fossils$90,000x1
The Lourinhã Formation lies on the western coast of Portugal and is named for the municipality where it is located. The formation dates to the Late Jurassic epoch, 150 million years ago. The site contains fauna similar to that found at the Morrison Formation in the United States and the Tendaguru beds in Tanzania. Tide-influenced fluvial and tidal-bore deposits are also present, indicating a coastal environment. A wide range of dinosaur remains have been found here along with fossil tracks and dinosaur eggs. Dinosaur eggs were found in the lower Amoreira-Porto Novo member, Praia Azul member and Bombarral member. Many recovered eggs contained embryonic material, and the Lourinhã Formation has the oldest sauropod and theropod nest with embryos known so far. Insect and mammal remains have also been unearthed.
Lourinhã Formation B
EuropePortugalLourinhã
8 (Logistics)07:00$640,000
Crustacean Fossils
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x2
Ginkgo Fossils
Ginkgo Fossils$90,000x1
Palladium
Palladium$500,000x1
Lourinhã Formation A
Maastricht Formation
EuropeNetherlandsMaastricht
13 (Logistics)08:30$2,280,000
Rhodium
Rhodium$90,000x1
Rhodium$90,000x2
Shark Fossils
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
The Maastricht Formation dates back to the Late Cretaceous period, and can be found in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is made up of chalk, marl and flint, and gets its name from the Dutch city of Maastricht, in the south east of the country. A large number of dinosaurs, mosasaurs and mammals have been excavated from the formation, which is made up of seven Members: the Meerssen Member, Nekum Member, Emael Member, Schiepersberg Members, Gronsveld Member, Valkenburg Member and Kunrade Member. The formation lies between the Houthem Formation and the Gulpen Formation, and is believed to be around 66-70 million years old.
Mackunda Formation
AustraliaAustraliaQueensland
4 (Logistics)02:30$90,000
Angiosperm Fossils
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x2
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x2
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x2
Cephalod Fossils
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x1
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x1
Cephalod Fossils$180,000x2
The Mackunda Formation is a fossil site in Queensland, Australia. It underlies the Winton Formation and overlies the Oodnadatta, Allaru and Wilgunya Formations. It dates to the Cenomanian stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 100 million years ago, and is associated with the Winton Formation. The formation comprises of interbedded sand, silt, shale, and calcareous shale. It is a marine deposit having been laid down in a shallow sea. At this time Australia was still connected to the Antarctic and would have suffered dark winters, with the climate being much milder than present day. The region included conifer forests along the coast of the Eromanga inland sea. Vegetation such as conifers are present here and various dinosaur remains have been recovered from this location.
Maevarano Formation
AfricaMadagascarMahajanga Basin
6 (Logistics)04:00$270,000
Iridium
Iridium$110,000x1
Coprolite
Coprolite$40,000x2
The Maevarano Formation is located in the Mahajanga Province of north-western Madagascar. It was first explored by Dr. Félix Salètes and his staff officer Landillon in 1895. It dates to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous, 70 million years ago. It underlies the Berivotra Formation and above the Marovoay Beds . The formation is formed from deposits of sandstone, claystone and siltstone from a semi-arid environment (although with wet seasons) with a bordering sea. It supported broad and shallow rivers and floodplains with plentiful vegetation. The site has proven to be a rich source of fossils including mammals, amphibians, fish, birds, snakes, and crocodylomorphs, mammals, as well as apex predator dinosaurs of their time. Lungfish burrows discovered in the formation provide the first evidence for lungfish in the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.
Minchinhampton
EuropeUKGloucestershire
5 (Logistics)05:30$450,000
Angiosperm Fossils
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x2
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x1
Angiosperm Fossils$40,000x2
Fungi Fossils
Fungi Fossils$40,000x2
Fungi Fossils$40,000x2
Fungi Fossils$40,000x1
Minchinhampton is a small town in Gloucestershire, England near which the only remains, so far discovered, of Proceratosaurus were found. The discovery of a partial skull was made in the opening years of the 20th century during the digging of a new reservoir near the town. The site forms part of the wider Great Oolite Group that underlies large parts of southern England. Proceratosaurus would have roamed on the northern continent of Laurasia during the middle Jurassic, around 168 million years ago. It has recently been classified as one of the oldest known Tyrannosaurids.
Morrison Formation A
North AmericaUSAColorado
5 (Logistics)02:30$80,000
Chordate Fossils
Chordate Fossils$40,000x3
The Morrison Formation was named after Morrison, Colorado where the first fossils were recovered by Arthur Lakes in 1877. The region was one of the key locations for the Bone Wars during the late 19th century. It is a vast area of different layers covering 1.5 million square kilometers and covering Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. Elements spread further into other states. It dates to the Late Jurassic epoch, 156 million years ago. The deposits of sandstone, mudstone, siltstone, and limestone formed from rivers and floodplains. There is evidence that large areas were once a dry climate, similar to a savannah, but with ancient plants rather than the more familiar grasses. This is one of the most productive fossil sites in North America. Significant plant fossils have been found, along with insects, fish, crocodiles, lizards and clams.
Morrison Formation B
North AmericaUSAColorado
3 (Logistics)04:00$320,000
Chordate Fossils
Chordate Fossils$40,000x6
Osmium
Osmium$110,000x1
Morrison Formation A
Morrison Formation C
North AmericaUSAColorado
8 (Logistics)05:30$640,000
Rhenium
Rhenium$110,000x1
Chordate Fossils
Chordate Fossils$40,000x3
Morrison Formation A
Morrison Formation D
North AmericaUSAColorado
11 (Logistics)07:00$960,000
Aquatic Plant Fossils
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x1
Aquatic Plant Fossils$230,000x1
Rhodium
Rhodium$90,000x1
Morrison Formation A
Nanxiong Formation
AsiaChinaGanzhou
10 (Logistics)05:30$680,000
Coral Fossils
Coral Fossils$40,000x2
Bird Footprints
Bird Footprints$90,000x1
Bird Footprints$90,000x1
Bird Footprints$90,000x1
The Nanxiong Formation in Guangdong Province, China dates back to the Late Cretaceous period around 66m years ago, and is one of the most prolific producers of fossils in the country. The formation is 300m thick and has unearthed many theropod, sauropod and ornithopod specimens as well as the remains of early crocodiles and turtles - although it is best known for the quantity of large carnivores it has preserved. The presence of ferric oxides in the rocks gives them a dark red appearance - these 'red beds' are made up primarily of sandstone, mudstone and siltstone, and overlie the Jurassic granite basement.
Nemegt Formation A
AsiaMongoliaGobi Desert
5 (Logistics)04:00$180,000
Algal Fossils
Algal Fossils$40,000x1
Fern Fossils
Fern Fossils$40,000x1
Fern Fossils$40,000x1
Platinum
Platinum$450,000x1
The Nemegt Formation (also known as Nemegtskaya Svita) is situated in the Gobi desert in Mongolia. It overlies the Barun Goyot Formation. Although not precisely dated, the formation dates at least as far back as the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous, 70 million years ago. The shales and sandstones of the formation are the remains of streams, rivers, lakes and floodplains. Remains of petrified wood and Araucariaceae conifers suggest the area supported great conifer forests and other vegetation. The sediments suggest a rich environment capable of sustaining abundant life. It was likely to have been a wet environment. Remains of crocodiles, turtles and fish have been discovered here. Egg remains for at least two dinosaur species have been recovered. In 2007 the fossilized footprints of a large sauropod were discovered.
Nemegt Formation B
AsiaMongoliaGobi Desert
5 (Logistics)05:30$360,000
Algal Fossils
Algal Fossils$40,000x3
Fern Fossils
Fern Fossils$40,000x2
Nemegt Formation A
Niobrara Formation
North AmericaUSANebraska
8 (Logistics)07:00$960,000
Conifer Fossils
Conifer Fossils$40,000x1
Conifer Fossils$40,000x1
Conifer Fossils$40,000x1
Ammonite Fossils
Ammonite Fossils$90,000x1
Ammonite Fossils$90,000x1
Ammonite Fossils$90,000x1
The Niobrara Formation can be found across much of North America and is formed of two Members; the Smoky Hill Chalk Member and the Fort Hays Limestone Member. The formation is made up of chalk and shale deposits that flowed through the Western Interior Seaway, settling over the course of millions of years. The Smoky Hill Chalk Member contains a huge number of fossils dating back to the Late Cretaceous period, when many genera of aquatic animals swam the Western Interior Seaway and avian dinosaurs flew in the skies above it. Non-avian dinosaur remains have also been unearthed from the formation, which researchers believe is the result of carcasses being washed into the sea during floods.
Oxford Clay
EuropeUKWeymouth
7 (Logistics)05:30$600,000
Skin Impressions
Skin Impressions$110,000x1
Skin Impressions$110,000x1
Silver
Silver$130,000x1
Silver$130,000x2
The Oxford Clay Formation covers much of southeast England, stretching out from Dorset and all the way up to Yorkshire. It contains several Members which date from the middle Callovian to the Oxfordian stages of the Middle and Late Jurassic epochs, 166 and 160 million years ago. It overlies the Kellaways Formation and sits beneath the West Walton Formation. The region records a range of environments, predominantly coastal and marine with mudstone, fissile shale and limestone. Dinosaur eggs have been found here, particularly in the Lower Oxford Clay in Cambridgeshire. Fish and invertebrate fossils are also quite common. Most fossils originate from the upper faces of the Stewartby Member and the Weymouth Member. The abundant marine fossils are likely due to a large part being below sea depth, and with warm and nutrient-rich water that supported a rich ecosystem. The deeper water would have been lacking in oxygen, and so lack in predation on the sea floor allowed more carcasses to become fossils.
Peay Sandstone Member
North AmericaUSAWyoming
4 (Logistics)02:30$54,000
Crustacean Fossils
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x1
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x1
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x1
Palladium
Palladium$500,000x1
The Peay Sandstone Member is a sub-unit of the Frontier Formation which stretches across north-west Colorado, south-east Idaho, southern Montana, northern Utah and western Wyoming. The member is in the north-east Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. It dates back to the Late Cretaceous epoch, 100 million years ago. The region's deposits are primarily grey sandstone, along with shale (both grey and carbonaceous) and bentonite. The sediments would have been deposited by rivers and streams feeding the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway. Some isolated sandstone bodies surrounded by marine mudrock in the Frontier Formation reveal a series of coastal islands. Evidence of waves from this period consolidate this conclusion. Common finds here have been trace fossils, such as Thalassinoides (burrows made from various creatures such as fish or anemones), and Zoophycos (artefacts created by moving and feeding polychaete worms), along with vertebrate teeth.
Pierre Shale
North AmericaUSAMontana
10 (Logistics)07:00$960,000
Coprolite
Coprolite$40,000x1
Coprolite$40,000x1
Coprolite$40,000x2
Arthropod Fossils
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x1
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x1
The Pierre Shale Group is found in eastern South Dakota and western Wyoming in the United States of America. During the Cretaceous period, this area would have been part of the Western Interior Seaway, a marine environment. The Pierre is formed out of shale, sandstone, and bentonite. This group has been host to multiple fossil finds, including Pteranodon specimens, and the Cretaceous sea turtle Archelon.
Prince Creek Formation
North AmericaUSAAlaska
4 (Logistics)05:30$225,000

Troodon

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Coral Fossils
Coral Fossils$40,000x1
Bird Eggs
Bird Eggs$130,000x1
Dinosaur Eggs
Dinosaur Eggs$390,000x1
The Prince Creek Formation is situated in Alaska and dates to the Late Cretaceous, some 78 million years ago. It overlies the Schrader Bluff Formation and sits beneath the Sagavanirktok Formation. The deposits for this formation were formed during a greenhouse phase on a muddy coastal plain. The deposit comprises primarily of sandstone and mudstone, with other elements like siltstone and carbonaceous shale evident. As well as ample flora fossils from trees, mosses and ferns, a a variety of birds and dinosaurs have been recovered here.
Red Beds
North AmericaUSATexas
4 (Logistics)07:30$540,000

Dimetrodon

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The Red Beds of Texas and Oklahoma are a range of sedimentary rocks that date back to the early Permian period, around 270-290 million years ago. The beds are famous for housing the remains of many dinosaur genera and get their distinct red colouring from ferric oxide contained within the mudstone that forms part of the strata. Many of the fossils found within the Red Beds are believed to have been left following a major event that led to the death of many dinosaurs at once. Excavation of the Geraldine Bonebed in the Wichita Formation, Texas led to the discovery of Dimetrodon, Bolosaurus and Edaphosaurus, as well as many species of marine animals and plant life, all of which date back to the early Permian period. The site, which spans large parts of south-western USA, was a favourite dig location of Edward Drinker Cope, the world-renowned palaeontologist. Cope famously discovered over 1,000 species, including at least 56 dinosaurs, throughout his life – many of these were found within the Red Beds, and Cope was the first expert to study the area.
Romualdo Formation
South AmericaBrazilCeara
5 (Logistics)04:00$380,000

Tapejara

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Fern Fossils
Fern Fossils$40,000x1
Fern Fossils$40,000x1
Fern Fossils$40,000x2
Snake Fossils
Snake Fossils$90,000x2
Snake Fossils$90,000x1
Palladium
Palladium$500,000x1
The Romualdo Formation in the north-east of Brazil is part of the Santana Group, and consists of layers of mudstone, limestone and shale dating back to the Early Cretaceous period. There has been much debate about the exact age of the Romualdo Formation, but general consensus suggests it dates back around 112 million years. The formation's unique taphonomy has provided some of the most well-preserved fossils ever found, including not just bones but softer remains as well. A wide array of genera have been discovered in the Romualdo formation, including numerous dinosaurs and pterosaurs - and the preserved stomach contents of fish fossils have allowed researchers to study not only individual genera, but their relationships with one another.
Scollard Formation A
North AmericaCanadaAlberta
5 (Logistics)04:00$160,000
Conifer Fossils
Conifer Fossils$40,000x2
Ammonite Fossils
Ammonite Fossils$90,000x1
Ammonite Fossils$90,000x1
Dinosaur Footprints
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
The Scollard Formation is part of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin in south-western Alberta. The formation’s name is derived from the Scollard Canyon in Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. It lies beneath the Paskapoo Formation (until more recently considered as the uppermost member of the Edmonton Group) and above Battle Formation. It dates to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous period, and Danian age of the Palaeogene, 70 and 66 million years ago. Deposits from the time of the Cretaceous-Palaeogene (K-Pg) extinction event can be found here, meaning that the lower member records the end of the dinosaurs, and the upper member the dawn of mammals. This formation consists of sandstone, shale, and siltstones. Mudstones and coal seams are also present, as well as bentonite clays. The site has revealed several dinosaur species, a few mammal specimens, and plant fossils including ferns and conifers.
Scollard Formation B
North AmericaCanadaAlberta
10 (Logistics)08:30$1,600,000
Conifer Fossils
Conifer Fossils$40,000x1
Dinosaur Footprints
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
Scollard Formation A
Shishugou Formation
AsiaChinaXinjiang
4 (Logistics)05:00$180,000The Shishugou Formation in Xinjiang, China dates back around 155-165 million years to the Late Jurassic period. The formation is made up of mudstone, sandstone, siltstone and even ash from nearby volcanoes, and is famous for the wide variety of dinosaur fossils that have been found within it. Many sauropod, theropod and pterosaur specimens have been recovered from the Shishugou formation, as well as those of primitive crocodilians and amphibians. This formation is notable for its ‘death pits’ – beds featuring large numbers of dinosaur fossils tightly packed together. Researchers believe these traps were caused by large dinosaurs wallowing, creating dense mud that smaller dinosaurs such as Limusaurus were unable to escape from. The remains of more than 600 specimens have been recovered from the Shishugou Formation. Many of these discoveries were made by the esteemed paleontologist Yang Zhongjian, including the first known examples of Monolophosaurus, Tsintaosaurus, and Mamenchisaurus, as well as the proceratosaurid Guanlong – an ancestor of the most famous dinosaur of all, Tyrannosaurus rex.
Smokejack Clay Pit
EuropeUKSurrey
6 (Logistics)04:00$270,000

Baryonyx

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fossil_giantthoropoda_uncommonx2
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Bird Eggs
Bird Eggs$130,000x1
Bird Eggs$130,000x1
The Smokejack Clay Pit is located in Surrey, England and exposes part of the lower Weald Clay Group, which spreads across much of southern England and dates to the Early Cretaceous period. The site came to prominence in 1983, when the chance find of a large claw by fossil hunter William Walker led to the uncovering of one of the most complete dinosaur specimens ever found in the United Kingdom. This new species was named Baryonyx walkeri after its heavy claw and the man who made the initial find. It was also one of the best examples of a spinosaurid found anywhere in the world, informing the study of similar dinosaurs including Suchomimus. The site also serves as one of the best Weald Clay sites for reptile finds, preserving a wide array of crocodile teeth and coprolites. Other specimens excavated from the site include sharks, fish, insects and molluscs. An indeterminate large theropod tooth was recently found here, suggesting that further investigation of the Smokejack Clay Pit could provide further valuable finds.
Smoky Hill Chalk
North AmericaUSAKansas
10 (Logistics)07:00$640,000
Chordate Fossils
Chordate Fossils$40,000x1
Chordate Fossils$40,000x1
Chordate Fossils$40,000x2
Turtle Fossils
Turtle Fossils$40,000x1
Turtle Fossils$40,000x1
The Smoky Hill Chalk Member and the Fort Hays Limestone Member combined make up the Niobrara Formation, a late Cretaceous period chalk formation that has been the origin of many Pteranodon discoveries. At the time it formed this area would have been deep and remote ocean not close to any land. As a result of this remoteness, most fossils found in the Niobrara chalk are marine reptiles such as mosasaurs. Still, some non-avian dinosaurs have been discovered. It is theorized that these dinosaurs were carried by floodwaters and currents to the open ocean.
Solnhofen Formation
EuropeGermanyKelheim
5 (Logistics)05:30$570,000
Snake Fossils
Snake Fossils$90,000x1
Opalised Fossils
Opalised Fossils$130,000x1
The Solnhofen Formation is found in modern day Bavaria in Germany, and is composed mainly of limestone. Multiple specimens have been uncovered in this area, often unintentionally in quarries. This Jurassic rock represents a coastal environment featuring multiple salt water lagoons, which have preserved many fragile organisms that may have otherwise been destroyed by scavengers.
Taynton Limestone Formation
EuropeUKOxfordshire
11 (Logistics)07:00$850,000
Crurotarsans Fossils
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x1
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x2
Fish Fossils
Fish Fossils$90,000x1
The Taynton Limestone Formation in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom is famous for the rich variety of dinosaur fossils preserved within it - including the world's earliest named non-avian dinosaur, Megalosaurus. The formation is made up mainly of limestone, sandstone and marl, dating back to the Mid-Jurassic period approximately 170m years ago. Sitting between the Hampen and Rutland Formations and the Fuller's Earth, Sharp's Hill and Horsehay Sand Formations, the Taynton Limestone Formation is home to many other fossils, including early mammals and fish.
Tegama Beds
AfricaNigerTenere Desert
8 (Logistics)07:00$840,000
Coprolite
Coprolite$40,000x2
Coprolite$40,000x1
Arthropod Fossils
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x1
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x1
Gold
Gold$230,000x2
The Tegama Beds are a component within the Elrhaz Formation near Agadez in Niger. It dates to the Aptian stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch, 120 million years ago. It is primarily formed from coarse sandstone. The region would once have been a lush and swampy environment. The site is most famous for the discovery of Suchomimus, a large spinosaurid dinosaur. The holotype for this species was recovered here by Paul Sereno in 1988. The area also holds fossilized plants, invertebrate and vertebrate (such as dinosaur and crocodylomorph) remains. Most of the vertebrate remains lie in the basal channel log deposits.
Tendaguru Formation
AfricaTanzaniaMkoa wa Mtwara
4 (Logistics)02:30$38,000
Crurotarsans Fossils
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x1
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x1
Crurotarsans Fossils$40,000x1
The Tendaguru Formation is located in Tanzania and fossils were first discovered there by Bernhard Wilhelm Sattler in 1906. It dates to the Late Jurassic epoch, 150 million years ago. It was named for Tendaguru Hill where bones were first identified. This is one of the largest known Late Jurassic rock formations. The formation is of terrestrial origin, with sandstone and shale deposits. It was most likely a semi-arid environment with waterways, rivers and pools. There was extensive vegetation there with ferns, cycads and conifers present. The climate would have become more humid as the Cretaceous period approached. It is considered an analogous site to that of the Morrison Formation in North America, mainly because of similarities in species and diversity. Dinosaur eggs and fossils have been recovered from this site.
Toolebuc Formation
AustraliaAustraliaQueensland
4 (Logistics)07:30$540,000
Fish Fossils
Fish Fossils$90,000x1
Turtle Fossils
Turtle Fossils$40,000x1
Turtle Fossils$40,000x1
Shark Fossils
Shark Fossils$130,000x1
The Toolebuc Formation is a geological formation that dates back to the Early Cretaceous, and is primarily composed of limestone. The formation is situated in modern day Queensland, a state situated in Northeastern Australia. The town of Hughenden in Queensland hosts the Hughenden Dinosaur Festival, which commemorates the large number of fossils discovered, in part due to the lack of vegetation caused by its dry climate.
Tugulu Group
AsiaChinaXinjiang
4 (Logistics)05:00$180,000
Dinosaur Footprints
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x4
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x2
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
The Tugulu Group is situated in northwest China, near the Mongolian border, and dates to the Cretaceous period. The group overlies the Kalaza Formation which dates to the Jurassic period. A number of skeletal remains and footprints have been discovered here, including land dinosaurs, protosuchians, and pterosaurs. At the time, this area would have been a swampy or riparian environment.
Twin Mountains Formation
North AmericaUSATexas
11 (Logistics)07:00$1,100,000
Amphibian Fossils
Amphibian Fossils$130,000x1
Amphibian Fossils$130,000x1
Amphibian Fossils$130,000x1
Dinosaur Footprints
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
Dinosaur Footprints$230,000x1
The Twin Mountains Formation is situated in northern Texas, forming part of the Trinity Group of strata which spreads under 5 other states in the USA. The formation largely consists of sands, clays and conglomerates. Its name is derived from two small peaks near the city of Stephenville in Texas and the formation is around 50m thick in that area. It underlies parts of the Glen Rose Formation in which a famous set of dinosaur footprints were discovered. The formation dates to the early Cretaceous period around 115 million years ago and has produced a number of indeterminate sauropod and theropod remains along with a partial skeleton of Acrocanthosaurus.
Udurchukan Formation
AsiaRussiaAmur Oblast
6 (Logistics)05:30$510,000
Algal Fossils
Algal Fossils$40,000x2
Algal Fossils$40,000x2
The Udurchukan Formation forms part of the Tsagayan Group in south-eastern Russia. It underlies the Bureya Formation and sits upon the Kundur Formation. It dates from the Maastrichtian age of the Upper Cretaceous, 66-72 million years ago. The formation comprises mainly of mudstone, conglomerate sedimentary rock, along with sand. The area’s bone beds are best known for the hadrosaurid finds from a variety of species.
Xingezhuang Formation
AsiaChinaZhucheng
8 (Logistics)07:00$1,080,000
Skin Impressions
Skin Impressions$110,000x1
Skin Impressions$110,000x2
Silver
Silver$130,000x2
The Xingezhuang Formation is situated in the province of Shandong near the city of Zhucheng. It is part of the Wangshi Group which dates to the late Cretaceous. A partial skull and frill of a new genus, Sinoceratops, was found here along with two different hadrosaurs and a tyrannosaurid. Sinoceratops is the only confirmed ceratopsid found so far in China. Dinosaurs found at this site are likely to have lived in a landscape of rivers, floodplains and alluvial fans.
Yuliangze Formation
AsiaChinaHeilongjiang
7 (Logistics)07:00$1,400,000
Arthropod Fossils
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x5
Arthropod Fossils$90,000x1
Osmium
Osmium$110,000x1
Osmium$110,000x1
The Yuliangze Formation (also known as the Yuliangzi Formation) is located near Heilongjiang in China. It underlies the Taipinglinchang Formation and dates to the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 69 million years ago. Jiayin and Wulaga are two particularly rich fossil sites within this formation. The formation comprises mainly of sandstone and mudstone with fluvial deposits. Some conglomerate is also present. These indicate waterways or lakes and ponds. Coarse channel fills also suggest rivers. Dinosaur fossils in this region are dominated by hadrosaurs, but other remains have been retrieved.
Ziliujing Formation A
AsiaChinaDashanpu
6 (Logistics)05:30$425,000
Crustacean Fossils
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x2
Shark Fossils
Shark Fossils$130,000x2
Palladium
Palladium$500,000x1
The Ziliujing Formation is a sub-unit of the Dashanpu Formation in China and located in the Zigui Basin. The site was first discovered to contain fossils in the 1970s and it dates back to the Middle to Late Jurassic epochs, 168 million years ago. An assemblage of 300 theropod and sauropod footprints were found in a region of what was likely to have been a tropical freshwater lake. In 1977, a dinosaur specimen was extracted that could be a possible evolutionary link between prosauropod and sauropod. The region was once a dense forest and likely contained a large river that fed into a lake. Fossils including amphibians, turtles, marine reptiles and fish were discovered here.
Ziliujing Formation B
AsiaChinaDashanpu
6 (Logistics)07:00$850,000
Crustacean Fossils
Crustacean Fossils$40,000x6
Palladium
Palladium$500,000x1
Ziliujing Formation A

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