So, how does one go about making a stone aquarium? Let me tell you:
First, you go to Kemmerer, WY and excavate some fossil fish … lots and lots of fish.
Then, the fossils are prepared in the lab. (By great preparators none the less. Great work Mel, Steve, Michelle, Anna, Margo and Jenny!)
Now comes the fun part, choose the specimens to go on display!
And then the tricky bit: custom backings and mounts for each and every specimen. (Many, many thanks Cory!)
Throw in some cases, signage, and lighting ….. and then POOF! you have a stone aquarium!
“Tertiary Treasure Trove: Adventures in the Green River” opens tomorrow (November 10th, 2012) at the Burpee Museum.This exhibit is <just> a sneak-peek of a larger, permanent exhibit we plan to open in the fall of 2013 about the flora and fauna of the Green River formation. We hope you’ll take the time to stop by and check out our newest addition sometime soon!