The fossil hunt was at Fairfield Quarry. We started in the morning. The weather was good.
Amadeo organised it. We did it because we were in the astronomy club of Dunedin. We were looking for iridium and fossils. We were hoping to find ammonites, leaves, dinosaur bones and seeds.
We needed a hammer, a box to keep the fossils we found, newspaper to wrap them in, a back pack with a water bottle and lunch, suncream lotion, a camera, and boots and clothes that we could get dirty.
A fossil hunt is when we look for fossils. Fossils are life that have mostly turned into stone. Fossils are quite common in some places.
Amadeo and Conor got trapped in the mud. But luckily, the rest of us pulled them out. Because of that, I took off my shoes so that I wouldn't lose my shoes in the mud. There was a lot of gorse and prickles. I stepped on a lot of the prickles and got nine splinters in my right foot.
At first it hurt a lot, but after a few days I didn't notice it.
Then we had to go because I had too many splinters.
On Friday at the observatory, we had to return all the safety gear. The fossil hunt was lots of fun, except for the splinters.
Next time, I hope to find ammonites and leaves.