Not yet. That is our goal. Presently, one can view some description of the collections. Learn more: Paleontology at the USGS
The USGS Denver Paleontology collections are not a museum - more like a library. These are “working” research collections. Researchers visit routinely. Student science groups that are working on a concise problem are welcome. Appointments for research...
Unfortunately that’s not feasible. There are one full-time and two part-time employees. Some fossil photos can viewed and downloaded from the USGS Photographic Library . Also, fossil photos can be seen as published plates within many USGS Professional...
We have limited space. If the focus of the collection has good spatial data, no ownership problems, and is related to and enhances our collections the Fossils Collection Curator will discuss the possibility.
I'm a collector doing research on Cambrian trilobites. Can I use the USGS collections to help identify my specimens?
Yes. Researchers are always welcome to visit. Appointments for research are required.