There are an abundance of fossil fish in the “Green River Formation.” Most people find enough fish to Satisfy their appetite in the first two hours.  It is our experience that the effort one puts into splitting the rock down into its smallest size is what will give you the greatest potential to finding numerous quantities of fossil fish! 

No Reservations are Needed! There is no need to call before you come, there are no phones at the quarry. There is always someone at the quarry during business hours. Just print a map, show up and we will give you the tools to dig. It's as easy as that.

We will provide you with the proper tools and a basic guided lesson to ensure you a successful dig! There are hard hats and safety glasses available for your safety and use at the Quarry.

What You will need to Bring
Water, food, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and gloves.  Keep in mind the quarry is at 7,300 feet in elevation. There are no amenities available at the quarry.  (An outhouse is as fancy as it gets!) You will also need to bring your own empty boxes and wrapping materials to ensure your fossils have a safe journey home.
Kids and Pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash.

Fossil Safari Rates

We accept cash, personal check, travelers check, and money orders. 

$30.00 per person per “One” hour between 8a-4pm

$75.00 per person per “Four” hours between 8a-4pm

$100.00 per person per "Full Day" 8a - 4pm

Children Less than 12 Years of Age are ½ price.

We accommodate Individuals, Families, and Groups of ALL Sizes!
Group rates for 10 or more people $70 each half day, $90 each full day.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Open 7 days a week 8am to 4pm.
The Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through September 30th More...

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Privileges of digging with Warfield Fossils Fossil Safari
You are allowed to keep ALL of the common fish you find, regardless of their size! This Includes: Knightia, Diplomystus, Phareodus, Mioplosus, Amphiplaga, and Priscacara! Click here to see common fish fossil samples.
*Rare Species stay with the Quarry*
This includes but is not limited to: Stingrays, Turtles, Reptiles, Birds, Gars, Amia, Shrimp, Paddlefish, Crayfish, Mammals, and Eohiodons.

We Strongly Recommend that you take the time to visit Fossil Butte National Monument BEFORE you come to dig in our private quarry.  There you can better educate yourself to the mass potential the Green River Formation has to offer. You can find them in our LINKS page.

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Antler Motel: 307-877-4461
419 Coral Rd. Kemmerer

Dee's Motel: 307-877-6226
South End of Kemmerer

Best Western Hotel: 307-877-3388
760 Highway 189/30

Super 8: 307-877-6901
Highway 30 Kemmerer

Fairview Motel: 307-877-3938
Highway 30 Kemmerer

Fossil Butte Motel: 307-877-3996
1424 Central Ave. Kemmerer

Kemmerer Public Camp: 307-828-2360
Highway 233 (Tents Only)

Foothills RV Park: 307-877-6634
3 miles N. Highway 189 (All Hookups)

Riverside RV Park: 307-877-6634
111 Willow Ave (All Hookups)

For more information visit the Kemmerer Chamber of Commerce


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