I am certainly not a fossil expert but after living 25 Years in the NW Nebraska Badlands, and hosting some of the most learned and experienced fossil hunters from around the world, I have learned that is doesn’t take an expert to recognize someone who knows how to find fossils. For me, if a fossil is 1/4″ under the dust, it might just as well be 4 miles under the dust, I won’t see it…. but, there are a handful of folks that I have met, that do see it.
One of those individuals is Frank Garcia who with family and colleagues has founded and developed a world-class collection of fossils and displays at the World Fossil Finder Museum in Hot Springs, SD. Opened in 2020, the World Fossil Finder Museum is accessible, staffed with knowledgeable folks. It displays some of the most rare and complete fossil types in the world. Please check the World Fossil Finder Museum web-site for hours and days. Active military, armed forces veteran and law enforcement discounts are available. Free fossils for kids.