Join Us for a Community Fossil Dig Day: Sept 30th

Community Fossil Dig Day!

The Linn Conservancy is offering a fossil dig at Faylor Lake near Beaver Springs, PA, on Sunday, September 30. Participants can join the dig anytime from 1 – 5 pm. Discover and collect fossils from a safe, quiet quarry containing a rich trove of ancient life. Bucknell University professor Jeff Trop and students will guide fossil hunting and identify fossil finds.

Participants can expect to find marine fossils, mainly brachiopods and crinoids; less common are trilobites, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, corals, and bryozoans. Wear clothing and footwear that can get dirty. Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen as well as fossils that you would like to have identified. Bring a hammer, chisel (or flathead screwdriver), and safety glasses/sunglasses to aid fossil collecting; a limited supply of equipment will be available to borrow. Questions? Phone 570-524-8666, email [email protected], or visit

Directions to Shale Pit Road, Beaver Springs:

  • From Mifflinburg, take PA-104 south 4 miles to Penns Creek. Turn right onto Troxelville Road, continue 8.5 miles to Troxelville. Bear left onto PA-235 for 2.5 miles. After Beaver Springs Dragway, turn right onto Middle Creek Road, continue 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Shale Pit Road, continue 0.5 miles. Fossil quarry will be on your right.
  • From Middleburg, take PA-522 west 9.3 miles to Beaver Springs. After Beaver Creek Tractor, turn right onto Ridge Road, continue 1 mile. Turn right onto Stage Road, continue 1 mile. Turn sharp right onto Shale Pit Road, continue 1.2 Fossil quarry and parking will be on your left.