Thank you for reviewing our site. You may have some general questions for us that we will try to answer on this page. Please read all below to help with your questions.
What is included with a large specimen purchase?
For all of our large specimen acquisitions, we always include the following. If you would like to view a specimen before committing to a purchase, we can arrange a private tour.
- Copy of the lease agreement with the landowner for the year the specimen was collected. It is only legal in MT to collect and sell fossil specimens from deeded lands.
- GPS location of the specimen for site verification. This data is recorded on-site with GPS and photographed with the specimen on location.
- All images, videos, and written data collected at the site and in the lab. All rights to this data transfers completely with the specimen.
- Access to the site for verification and geologic sampling if requested and while still owned by the contracted landowner.
- Assistance in preparing the specimen for transport to your location. We ship to the global community. We have a lot of experience in doing this so there should be no concerns with proper packing and loading at our facility.
Do you offer public fossil dig trips?
CKP does not normally offer public participation on our digs. We can however suggest places where you can have this experience.
Above is Jason Phipps digs, Claytons brother. Be sure to mention CKP sent you his way!
Montana also has a variety of other dig experiences both with private groups and with museums or universities. Be sure to look those up on the internet as well.
Is your lab facility open to the public?
No, but there are many great resources in MT for viewing fossil preparation facilities. Our schedule does not allow for us to have open times for visitors to view our operations.
Can you refer me to a reputable online seller of Dinosaur fossils?
We get this question a lot. Please understand that CKP is extremely diligent when it comes to selling specimens. Every landowner we contract with and collect fossils from gets a share of the sale price, weather its $1 or $10million dollars. We GPS, prepare, catalog, identify, and package each specimen the exact same way with the same care. To ask us if another company follows those same practices is really impossible for us to know. In Montana, we have a law in place regarding Private Land/Deeded Land Dinosaur fossils, no other state has that in place at this time. Our group and others paid for this law with our time and finances to ensure that future generations of landowners and collectors are covered under a real law (HB 229 - Under Montana Code Annotated 2019). Please understand that CKP cannot in anyway represent what another fossil selling company does.