This website was created in order to share my personal fossil collection with other people. I have been collecting fossils since 2002 and have amassed a collection of fossils that I have personally found as well as purchased online and at fossil shows. I wanted to make a website in order to show different fossils to people in order to share them with the world as well as educate people about fossils and how they are discovered.
I am a high school science teacher and have some of my fossils displayed in my classroom as well as at a local museum. However, some of my best stuff stays inside my home so this is a way to share those fossils with all of you!
Sharing paleontological discoveries is what the science is all about. They should not be stored away in someone's private collection boxed up and they should not be locked away lost for decades and forgotten in a museum or university warehouse. This site allows me to share my finds. And of course, all scientifically valuable discoveries belong to the public which is why the organization I collect fossils with makes sure such fossils make it to a university or museum.
The website is split into three different sections: My Collection, Fossils In The Field and Fossils For Sale.
My Collection highlights my best fossils and adds context to how they were found.
Fossils In The Field is a section dedicated to showing how fossils are discovered in the field and how they are excavated.
Fossils For Sale is exactly what it sounds like. I sell the majority of fossils I discover and keep the best ones for my personal collection. I also buy and sell fossils online and at fossils shows.
My eBay username is hellcreekdinosaurs which is the main platform for how I sell my fossils but some of the better specimens are also featured on this website.