Last Friday we visited some friends and they took us to an amazing little shop full of fossils. The owner is a 21 year old who has been collecting fossils since he was 4 years old. He has collected over 12 million fossil and mineral specimens. So many that he had to opened his own shop just to put them all. Jamie is quite the entrepreneur as he also runs walks here in Britain helping people to find fossils locally. I plan on the family signing up for one of his walks sometime this summer.
I never would have found this shop if it wasn't for my friend as it is tuck away in a tiny village, but it is a hidden treasure:)
This is the store owner and he has had many newspaper stories written about him and his amazing fossil collection.
He is very sweet and has agreed to do a small class, at cost, just for my children and my friend's children. He will be teaching the children all about fossils, geology and minerals. We are so excited about this class!!
If you would like to see more of Jamie and his shop check out his website http://www.fossilsgalore.com/
Some of Jamie's collection in his work room
One of the shop's display cases
In the shop he has made a small corner into a sand pit where the children can look for fossils for a small price.
The children are able to keep 3 fossils that they find.
Each time the children found a fossil Jamie would help them identify it.
There was quite a variety of fossils in the pit and Jamie encouraged the children to keep searching and then chose which three they wished to keep.
Little Man chose these three fossils to take home.
Princess chose these three fossils to add to her small collection at home.