The Fossil Man
Martin Simpson, known on the Isle of Wight as 'the Fossil Man', runs the fossil and gem shop at IOW Pearl. He is also an established expert on Cretaceous fossil crustaceans and has produced important papers on the Cretaceous Lower Greensand Group. He has produced a popular book on fossil hunting, titled Fossil Hunting on Dinosaur Island, and was heavily involved in the excavation of a significant specimen of the ankylosaur Polacanthus.
Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts
Martin runs guided fossil hunting trips for school groups, families and tourists throughout the year.
Guided fossil hunting trips last two hours and cost:
£4 for adults
£3 for children and seniors
£12 for a family group
School visits cost £3 per pupil with adults and teachers free.
If you would like to book onto a Fossil Hunting Trip please contact Jenny on 01983 740493, mobile 07880986637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter fossil hunting trips 2010/11, special two hour tours for residents of island guest houses and hotels. £8 per person! Talks at hotel afterwards.
Please enquire for more details.
For Geological Supplies and Microscopy Equipment visit http://www.ukge.co.uk/