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Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County Opens

The Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, National Fossil Day

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony in the morning and 250 people attend the event. Paleontologists, politicians and people celebrated the Grand Opening activities.

In the evening a reception hosted 300 people with food, drink and fossil tours. The public was invited to both events.

Paleontologists were seen preparing a 700,000 year old Columbian Mammoth tusk and a 65 million year old Mosasaur fossil.

15,000 fossils have been recovered from the Fairmead site to date and there is twenty more years of active digging planned.

The Discovery Center is across the street from the largest deposit of fossils on the West Coast.

The Fossil Discover Center of Madera County will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays).

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