Fossils Galore is literally a ‘one of its kind’ educational activity centre located in March, Cambridgeshire having been set up by its founder and curator Jamie Jordan in 2003. They started educational fossil hunting trips in 2006 and opened their small yet amazing museum in 2010, and further set up the Educational Activity Centre in 2012.
Jamie Jordan & Sarah Moore finding the first bone
Jamie Jordan himself is a qualified Archaeologist with over a decade of experience and is a renowned expert in his field. A self-educated Paleontologist, he is credited with over 50 important finds from his first Cretaceouse Bird Footprint up to the Big Fish Skeleton (a new species).
Jamie along with fellow enthusiast and Manager Sarah Moore have now added the biggest find of all to the list ‘Indie’ the Iguanodon’.
Having started a dig in Surrey in February 2017, they came across something big, something that has survived waiting to be found! The team worked tirelessly from February 2017 removing large sections of clay that contained large bone specimens and ultimately in May 2017 they transported the find back to its new home the Fossils Galore museum.
Workers using the CP9361 Scribe at the museum
At the museum they constructed a purpose-built observation work room that is fitted with a batch of tooling including the CP9361 Industrial Air Scribe supplied by Sponsor Chicago Pneumatic. Over the next 3 years or so they will use the scribe to help remove the bones carefully and intact taking casts and ultimately having their dinosaur displayed.
Schools and enthusiasts will be able to visit this amazing centre and see the work in progress in front of their eyes, as ‘Indie’ the Iguanodon is removed from the clay.
Facts about the find:
135 million years old
10 meters long
3.4 Tons weight
Identified by its famous ‘thumb spike’ and odd number of teeth