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Have a drink with Dig It Up!

One of the things that I have learned during my time on fieldtrips is that there is nothing better than sitting back in a nice comfy chair at the end of a long day, enjoying a quiet drink and talking about your finds. Nothing quite beats it, especially if you’ve had a good day in the field! One of the other things that I have learnt – and you don’t need to be a palaeontologist,  archaeologist, or geologist to figure this one...

Me and my Big Blue

Every time I have to pack for a fieldtrip, I bet that I’m a lot like you-  I always go to my favourite piece of kit first. I make sure that it’s packed in tight because I know that I just couldn’t get by without it… especially when I’m out bush, digging holes, and trying to get stuff done. For me, my ‘go-to’ piece of kit is always my Big Blue. That is, the Estwing Geo Paleo pick. I’ve had mine for around six years now and...

The E3-22P: Estwing’s famous rock hammer

People often write to us with the question: What rock hammer should I buy? Well, I say, what do you need the hammer for? Are you an Earth Scientist? A geologist? A mineral collector? Obviously, the best type of rock hammer for you comes down to function. There are a few heavy hitting rock hammers out there (pun intended!), but if you are looking for one of the most versatile and popular rock hammers going around, you just...