Fossil Collecting tips & tricks
October 6, 2011 7:32 AM Subscribe
Help me jump-start my fossil collection without getting scammed.
posted by MangyCarface to science & nature (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've got (literally) a nest egg to start off fossil collecting, and I suddenly find myself with a bit of disposable income. I've started my hunt on ebay and a couple random websites, but can't find any personal accounts of collecting and how best to do so.
Does anyone have any experience buying or selling fossils?
Know any reputable sites for doing so? Preferably with extensive collections (tired of sifting through shark teeth)
Do museums/scientific repositories ever sell off their damaged/examined-to-death bones?
Where would someone go to buy stands / glass enclosures / engraved plates to display the trophies?
Side question: Is this 'hobby' something most people would see as weird, or interesting?