Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Trip to the Florissant Quarry

The Florissant Fossil Quarry is the best place in the Pikes Peak region, and perhaps Colorado, to spend time looking for fossils.  For $10 per hour, you get all the tools you need and all the fossils you can find. This site has been operated by the Clare family since the 1950s. There have been five generations of the Clare family living in Florissant.  Today we were hosted by Cole Clare and one of the employees, Patrick.
A crew of fossil hunters are hard at work

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Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.