Fossil Discovery Center
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant St.,
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
The Fossil Discovery Center helps our young visitors learn about fossils by digging for them in a large sanded area and then taking specimens home. An instructor will be on hand to help participants identify their fossils and discuss when the organisms lived, how they went about their lives, and what their living environment was like at the time. Most of the major fossil groups are represented, including aquatic invertebrates, terrestrial plants, and fish. Up to ten different types of fossils might be discovered (for example, shark teeth, petrified wood, and lamp shells). Each paid participant will be allowed to keep six (6) of the fossils they find (usually dozens are collected).