The last public fossil hunt of the year will be held at the Penn-Dixie quarry starting at
9 a.m. Saturday.
The former quarry in Hamburg holds a rich lode of trilobites, horn coral, crinoid stems, brachiopods and other creatures that existed when this area lay beneath a giant inland sea.
Today they are eroding from the Windom shale layer in the old quarry pit. The Hamburg Natural History Society was founded to save the site from developers so it could remain a teaching lab for schools and other organizations interested in the fossil record.
The rain-or-shine field trip meets at 9 a.m. in the Frontier Central High School parking lot on Bay View Road between Big Tree Road and South Park
Admission is free for society members. Others pay $3 per adult, $2 per child. For details, call the society at 627-4560.