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HAMBURG, NY - The Penn Dixie site might look a bit like an overgrown, vacant lot or even a lunar landscape, but it's actually a glimpse into geologic history.

The 54-acre site is loaded with tens of thousands of fossils that are older than the dinosaurs.

"It was a warm tropical sea, and all of the animals there once they died, they fell to the sea floor bottom, got buried in the mud, and the mud turned into a shale," said executive director Jerry Bastedo.

Bastedo and others at the site will show beginners what to look for. You can rent tools or bring your own to dig. Unlike other quarries, anything you find at Penn Dixie is yours to keep.

There are different summer camps being held over the next several weeks.

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