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 Fossils Galore International Team

 

Meet the Volunteers that make Fossils Galore what it is today:

 


Jamie Jordan
(Founder/Curator)
Favourite Fossil: Big Fish Skeleton (New Species)
Favourite Mineral: Opal
Favourite Geological Epoch: Jurassic
First Find: Cretaceous Bird Footprint
First Location Hunted: Skegness Beach
Small Bio: I started fossil hunting and collecting at the age of 4, I was dinosaur mad and have taken my interest further, opening a one of its kind educational activity centre where people of all ages can learn about what lies beneath our feet.

Sarah Moore
(Manager)
Favourite Fossil: Orthoceras
Favourite Mineral: Swiss Blue Topaz
Favourite Geological Epoch: Plesitocene
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: Hunstanton Beach

Small Bio: I started with shell collecting and then I found a belemnite fossil on the beach and this intrigued me to start a fossil collection, I stumbled across Fossils Galore on my way home from collage and decided to volunteer so I could learn more about fossils and minerals

Lorraine Jordan
(Tea Shop/Birthday Party Organiser)
Favourite Fossil: Ammonite
Favourite Mineral: Diamond
Favourite Geological Epoch: Jurassic
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: Kings Dyke

Small Bio: I started fossil hunting when I found out my son was interested in the subject. I went fossil hunting to encourage him in his dream.
Gary Jordan
(Maintenance)
Favourite Fossil: Belemnite
Favourite Mineral: Diamond
Favourite Geological Epoch: Jurassic
First Find: Ichthyosaur scapular
First Location Hunted: Skegness

Small Bio: I started fossils hunting when my son showed an interest in fossils, I continued to be interested in fossils to help encourage my son to follow his dreams

Adrian Hayward
(Museum Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Trilobite
Favourite Mineral: Limestone
Favourite Geological Epoch: Cretaceous
First Find: Bivalve
First Location Hunted: Matlock

Small Bio: A visit to cavern and the guide gave me a fossil. I happened to go by Fossils Galore and then went in to see what it was all about. I would really like to have a new species of prehistoric animal named after me.
James Edwards
(Site Visit Technician)
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James Martz
(Researcher)
Favourite Fossil: Carboniferous Fauna
Favourite Mineral: Tourmaline
Favourite Geological Epoch: Carboniferous
First Find: Trilobite
First Location Hunted: Calvert Cliffs

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Clayton Kern
(Researcher)
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Tim Naylor
(Preparation Laboratory Technician)
Favourite Fossil: Ammonite
Favourite Mineral: Pyrite
Favourite Geological Epoch: Pleistocene
First Find: Crinoid
First Location Hunted: Yaxley

Small Bio: Coming into Fossils Galore gave me the Impetus to go find fossils for myself, So I searched for areas locally to explore. I would like to learn more about what lies beneath my feet.
Kirsty Millar-kent
(Head of Education Department)
Favourite Fossil: Ammonite
Favourite Mineral: Amethyst
Favourite Geological Epoch: Precambrian
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: llangatock Quarry

Small Bio: I found Fossils Galore through my daughters interests. I would really like to learn more and share the knowledge I already have.
Willow Obrien
(Activity Deputy)
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Angela Cumbridge
(Tea Shop Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Ammonite
Favourite Mineral: Silicon Carbide
Favourite Geological Epoch: Jurassic
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: Kings Dyke

Small Bio: I got interested when I found out my Son had an interest in Fossils. Always looking to expand my collection.

Matthew
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: T-rex
Favourite Mineral: Amethyst
Favourite Geological Epoch: Jurassic
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: Kings Dyke

Small Bio: I was a regular visitor to Fossils Galore, I really helped my brother at Fossils Galore and got hooked on fossils and minerals and wanted to learn more about them. I am now a very good helper at Fossils Galore.

Luke
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Jordanicthys
Favourite Mineral: Amethyst
Favourite Geological Epoch: Cretaceous
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: Kings Dyke

Small Bio: I enjoyed learning about prehistoric creatures on documentaries and in books. I spotted Fossils Galore in town and really wanted to be apart of it.
Thomas
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Carnotaurus Tooth
Favourite Mineral: Labradorite
Favourite Geological Epoch: Cretaceous
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: Kings Dyke

Small Bio: I have been interested in fossils since the age of 5. I found out about Fossils Galore through my sisters friends. I would like to learn more about prehistoric life and become a Palaeontologist when i'm older.
Bethany
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Sarcosuchus Tooth
Favourite Mineral: Amethyst
Favourite Geological Epoch: Cretaceous
First Find: Ammonite
First Location Hunted: Dorset

Small Bio: I watched Nigel Marvens Walking with Dinosaurs Special and became very interest in Fossils and Dinosaurs. I then discovered Fossils Galore with my Mum and fell in love with being able to learn all about what lies beneath my feet. My goal is to expand my knowledge on Fossils and Minerals, I would love to become a Palaeontologist one day.
Reece
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Deer Metatarsal
Favourite Mineral: Opal
Favourite Geological Epoch: Mesozoic
First Find: Deer Metatarsal
First Location Hunted: Jaywick Bay

Small Bio: I first started by being fascinated by all the different Dinosaurs, I then found out about fossils and decided to try and learn as much as I can about all of the different types
Daniel
(Activity Volunteer)
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Lila
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Crinoid
Favourite Mineral: Amethyst or Emerald
Favourite Geological Epoch: Jurassic
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: At Fossils Galore

Small Bio: I'm 11 nearly 12 years old. I love crystals and anything sparkly. My favourite game is Roblox.
Morgain
(Activity Volunteer)
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Kieran
(Activity Volunteer)
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Kieran
(Activity Volunteer)
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Abi
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Belemnite
Favourite Mineral: Aragonite sputnik
Favourite Geological Epoch: Carboniferous
First Find: Fern Fossil
First Location Hunted: Hunstanton Beach

Small Bio: I have always had an interest in Archaeology and fossils. I would like to find out as much as possible about the different fossils from around the world.
Lotte
(Activity Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Ammonite
Favourite Mineral: Amethyst
Favourite Geological Epoch: Cretaceous
First Find: Devils Toenail (Bivalve)
First Location Hunted: Hunstanton Beach

Small Bio: I have always had an interest in fossils. I would like to find out as much as possible about the different fossils from around the world.
Peter Ward
(Museum Volunteer)
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Rachel Mellor
(Gift Shop Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Ammonite
Favourite Mineral: Silicon Carbide
Favourite Geological Epoch: Cretaceous
First Find: Belemnite
First Location Hunted: Dorset

Small Bio: I started with the interest after my Daughter saw a Dinosaur programme on TV and then became fascinated with them. My daughter who was a big fan of Nigel Marven saw that he was going to be at Fossils Galore and this is how I come across Fossils Galore. I then got talking with staff members about becoming a volunteer. I would learn more about the minerals from around the world.
Colin Cumbridge
(General Volunteer)
Favourite Fossil: Ammonite
Favourite Mineral: Silicon Carbide
Favourite Geological Epoch: Jurassic
First Find: Ammonite
First Location Hunted: Kings Dyke

Small Bio: My family come across Fossils Galore opening. I found out it was a very interesting and educational visit, I wanted to learn more about what lies beneath my feet. My children have become very interested in the subject, so I would like to really support them.
 

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