Free Fossil Hunting Sites Free Fossil Hunting Sites

After exploring our Prehistoric World at Kronosaurus Korner, we have the ideal place for you to visit. The fossicking sites are approximately 12 km to the north of Richmond and are easily accessible to all vehicles. 


You don't require any digging tools- in fact most people don't have any equipment and still manage to make  wonderful finds. Some of the fossils that are found in the area include belemnites, fish bones and scales, inoceramus shells and shark teeth. Fossickers are reminded that you are more than welcome to bring your discoveries back to Kronosaurus Korner for identification.


For more information contact the friendly staff at Kronosaurus Korner on 1300 KRONOK.


Richmond Fossicking Sites Map (100KB)    

Richmond Fossicking Guide (390KB)

New Fossil Finds New Fossil Finds

Wilson Family

03.07.14 - An amazing fossil discovery has been made by the Wilson family from Wiseleigh, Victoria on their trip to the free fossil hunting sites of Richmond.

Christine Gower

17.06.14 - Christine Gower from Valentine, NSW bought handfuls of fossils and enthusiasm on her recent trip to Kronosaurus Korner.

Stephen and Jill Charleston

10.06.14 - Stephen and Jill Charleston from Tasmania certainly made the most of their recent trip to Richmond.

Warren and Cathy Scriven

06.06.14 - Warren and Cathy Scriven traveled all the way up to Richmond from their home near Coffs Harbour to search for fossils.

David and Julie Michel

28.05.14 - David and Julie Michel from Inverell, NSW made a great impression on everyone at Kronosaurus Korner during their recent visit.

Darwin, Neo and Gaia Anastasia

22.04.14- Fossil hunting just runs in the blood with some families, with a great example being the Komberec kids from Townsville.

Gordon Family

11.04.14 - Fossil hunting in Richmond is heating up heading towards the Easter holidays. The Gordon Family of Proserpine were happy to show that there’s still plenty of discoveries to be made – such as their articulated fossil fish vertebrae.

Daniel and Adele Cordne

11.04.14 – a little spare time is often all it takes to find fossils in Richmond. Daniel and Adele Cordner from Townsville spent around 40 minutes searching the free sites and found a brilliantly preserved shark’s tooth and a rather petite probable poo (known as a coprolite when fossilised).

Dr Tim Holland and Don McKenzie

Meet the newest member of the Kronosaurus Korner collection, the ammonite Beudanticeras. This beautiful specimen was discovered this week by Curator Tim Holland and ammonite authority Don McKenzie.

Anthony, Megan, Eric and Charlie

07.04.14 – Fossil hunting in Richmond is for everyone – from friends to families. For example, check out these fascinating fossils found by the Findlay family from Brisbane.