How to collect fossils and minerals

Older than any antique, natural history objects are enjoying newfound favour 

You might think that fossils, dinosaur bones, mineral slabs, petrified wood and meteorites were more Sir David Attenborough's territory than Kelly Hoppen's. But in recent years they have become a hot collecting area, especially among younger buyers and interior designers who consider them cutting-edge works of art rather than dusty relics. 

In this cut-out-and-keep guide we reveal how to fossils and minerals for your own collection. Cut-out-and-keep guides such as this one are featured in every issue of Homes & Antiques, giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, we feature the guides in the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly page. 

To download and print your guide to collecting fossils and minerals, click here.

First published in Homes & Antiques' May 2017 issue. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here.

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