Aurora Fossils

in The Small Beaufort county Town Of Aurora, You'll Find One Of Largest And Finest Collections Of Fossils In The Country. Rich Olsen, Aurora Fossil Museum Curator, Says The Local Area Is A Fossil Hunter's Dream Come True. This Area Of Eastern Beaufort County Is Known World-Wide As A Source For Some Of The Finest Shark Teeth Fossils. Since The 1970's The Aurora Fossil Museum Has Grown From A Collection Of Local Marine Fossils Into A Collection Of Fossils From All Over The World. About Twenty Thousand People A Year Come From Everywhere To See These Objects Dating From A Few Million Years Old To Nearly Half A Billion Years Old. One Of The Newest Items Is A Whale Skeleton From The Myocene Period, It's Nearly Fourteen Feet Long. Young And Old Come To Marvel At The Collection Here, Some For The Science And Others For The Beauty. Like A Photograph Of What A Part Of Our Planet Was Like Millions Of Years Ago.