More photos of the Fossil factory

Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

In my last post here I wrote about our visit to the fossil factory in Erfoud during our holiday in Morocco. I should add that the factory does not ‘make’ the fossils. They are dug out of the ground in the desert nearby.

Once they find suitable fossils in the desert, they are brought to the factory to be made into all kinds of objects for sale. These include small items like key rings, larger items like bowls, dishes and through to fountains and table tops. The last part of the manufacturing process is polishing. The results are stunningly beautiful.

Today’s photos show some of the machinery used in the factory. In my next post I will show some of the finished products.

Part of the guided tour is to take visitors through the retail outlet. Most, if not all, items could be shipped to Australia. The would have been prohibitive for my budget anyway. I did buy two small key rings with a fossilised stone attached. I could carry them in my pocket and not worry about excess baggage.

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Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

Fossil factory in Erfoud, Morocco

 

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