Paleontological Resource Assessment

We have over 40 years of field paleontological expertise.  If you have a property that has fossils on it we can survey the property and provide you a comprehensive report. We also offer pre-construction surveys for roads, building construction sites, and oil and gas line construction sites.

Private Property Fossil Assessment

Many landowners are aware they have fossils on their property.  However, many landowners are not aware that fossils are a surface right and NOT a mineral right.  Deeded landowners, therefor outright own all materials such as sand, gravel, shale, clays, AND fossils! That is the law!  THE GOVERNMENT (STATE OR FEDERAL) HAS NO SAY OVER THE FOSSILS ON YOUR DEEDED PROPERTY. Fossils are a resource on your deeded land and can be capitalized on adding value to your property.

Media Consulting

We offer consulting for documentaries, film and journalism. We have provided technical consulting services for Discovery Channel, PBS, National Geographic and others for over 25 years. We have the ability to communicate hard scientific concepts to the general public in a simple and creative way. Additionally, we can design and install your paleontological exhibits.

Public Speaking

Over the past 35 years Nate Murphy has presented to academia, science teachers and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.

MSNBS’s science reporter, Allan Boyle penned Nate “The peoples paleontologist” for his ability to share scientific concepts in an entertaining and insightful manner. Nate has appeared on stage with many scientific notables such as Neal Armstrong and Jane Goodall.

Photographic Catalog – Publishing Image Use

With over 30 years of dinosaur excavation, our photographic catalog is extensive. If you are needing an image for publication we may be able to help you!

Contract Fossil Preparation

Whether you have a world class specimen or a prized personal find, we can help you by professionally preparing your fossil in our state of the art fossil preparation facility. Visit the DINO LAB page for more information.