Mineral Wells Fossil Park

The Dallas Paleontological Society has successfully secured a one of a kind collecting locality in Texas: The Mineral Wells Fossil Park. The park has an abundance of very collectable Pennsylvanian Age fossils. The former quarry or “borrow pit” used for gathering cover material for a City of Mineral Wells' landfill is now a public park. The park is free and open to the public for collecting Friday through Monday, 8 AM to dusk. 

There is still plenty of improvements such ADA accessibility, and of course maintenance. We are asking for members and anyone interested in this park to make donations for any amount of money. One dollar from every fossil collector in Texas, let alone the United States will make this a premium fossil collecting site.  The Mineral Wells Fossil Park is a reality for the families and children of Texas and for everyone in the world.   

The easiest way to help is to donate using the PayPal link at the top of the page. The DPS will also accept checks either at regular meetings or by mail at:

Dallas Paleontological Society 
P.O. Box 223846 
Dallas, Texas 75222-3846  

The DPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Therefore, cancelled checks and PayPal receipts can be used as tax deductible charitable donations. 

 The Dallas Paleontological Society would like to thank the following for helping us establish this collecting site: Lance Howerton, City Manager, Beth Watson, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and Christina Childs, Tourism Director.

For a Guide to the Mineral Wells Fossil Park, written by Lisa Moran Click Here

Who we are

The DPS is a group of professional and amateur paleontologists that want to exchange information, interact, and continue their education in paleontology.  We meet once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month at Brookhaven College, Building H.


If you have a question, if you have a fossil that you cannot identify, or need a site investigation, contact the Fossil Bureau of Investigation for help.

Contact Us at 817-355-4693 

Why join us

We have fun.

We learn stuff.

We go cool places.

We find interesting things.

We make new friends.

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