Come visit Stonerose's 48 million year old fossil beds….
Fossil Hunt at our Eocene Fossil Site
The public is welcome to visit Stonerose and search for their own fossils in our Eocene fossil beds. At the time of your visit, the Stonerose staff will explain our rules for digging and how to find fossils. After showing all your finds to the staff for identification, you may keep three fossils per day.
Thanks to a generous donation of equipment and labor from ACI and Kinross Kettle River-Buckhorn, we were able to screen 25 years of accumulated fines and improve access to fossil-bearing layers. In October, more than 100 cubic yards of dirt and fines were taken out, and anything over 1" was stockpiled at the lower end of the quarry for further processing.
Prior to the 2015 season, we hope to make further refinements to enhance our visitors' digging experience.
Click to view the before and after pictures
Help celebrate Stonerose's 25th Anniversary by donating $25.
Your contribution is tax-deductible.
Your donation helps support our education and outreach programs, equipment purchases for collection management, and improvements to our displays and interpretive information.
Donate online or mail your contribution to:
Stonerose Interpretive Center
PO Box 987
Republic, WA 99166