Fossil Collection Decimated in Fire

Mollymook geologist Phil Smart’s personal fossil collection was all but destroyed when the Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk premises went up in flames on the long weekend.

Initially, Mr Smart was hoping to save at least half of his collection, but when he was finally permitted to inspect the crime scene last week, he discovered the devastation was far worse than he could have imagined.

“Out of more than 1000 fossil and rock samples, I will be lucky to salvage 50,” he said.

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