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Fossil Hunt

May 25--Postponed Due to weather

New date: June 1

9 am and 1 pm Sessions

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June 1 - 9 am - noon and 1pm - 4 pm Union Chapel Mine, near Sumiton

The Union Chapel Coal Mine is considered to be one of the top three Coal-Age fossil sites in the world. It is a track site, where it is easy for anyone to find fossils, just by sifting through rock piles -- a five-year-old found a museum quality piece recently! It took a literal Act of Congress to preserve this site and it has been visited by scientists from around the world ever since. Leading this dig will be paleontologist Dr. Prescott Adkinson from the Alabama Paleontological Society. To register email: events@freshairfamily.org

WHERE TO MEET:The parking lot of the Walmart Super Center in Sumiton (690 West Highway 78, Sumiton, AL) 

WHEN TO MEET: 9am and 1pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:In the event of inclement weather, or if it has rained heavily prior to the day of the event, the dig may be rescheduled.For more information email: Events@FreshAirFamily.org - tickets available below

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  • June 1st Fossil Hunt Morning Session 9am (1)
    June 1st Fossil Hunt Morning Session 9am (1)
    Sat, Jun 01
    Walmart Super Center
    Jun 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Walmart Super Center, 690 West Highway 78, Sumiton, AL
    Join us as we go on a fossil hunting adventure at the Union Chapel Coal Mine.
  • June 1st Fossil Hunt Afternoon session 1pm (1)
    June 1st Fossil Hunt Afternoon session 1pm (1)
    Sat, Jun 01
    Walmart Super Center
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Walmart Super Center, 690 West Highway 78, Sumiton, AL
    Join us as we go on a fossil hunting adventure at the Union Chapel Coal Mine.

Upcoming Fossil Hunts
April 13th and May 18th
at the Union Chapel Coal Mine

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