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    Hi All,


    I have been out in dinosaur country for a couple days so I thought I would share with you all some pics of what I found. The ranch I'm on is reported to have two bars of gold buried on it from a stage coach robbery so I'm keeping a sharp eye out !


    Here is a pic of the end of a dino leg bone. It has been weathering for many years and this is all that's left. The rest of it is in pieces laying about the hill.


    Here is another leg bone from a Triceratops. It is locked in sandstone and would be hard to get out.



    This is the horn of a Triceratops, again it's badly weathered. If it was in good shape it would be almost 30" long.



    This is a rare double arch, this is a mud structure and will be gone in about a year.



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    Great pics Tom. Hope you are havin fun.

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    Awesome country! Good to see you are finding some stuff. Keep em coming.



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    AW... I hate you Tom! I love fossils. But all we got in stupid Kansas is Crionoids and clam shells. Only if you are super lucky (Im not) do you find a decent fish or something. Trilobytes are even rare here.

    Blah - stupid worthless ocean!

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    Tom, how could you miss it in the first pic? you found the elusive "shoe bone" to a athenius immigratus!

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    What are the odds you would find a GPS with the name "TOM" on it?

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    I live about an 3 hours away from a place in eastern utah that has some Dino fossils. I have only been there once but man was it neat to see how big those darn things where.

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    Tom, That is pretty cool stuff.

    Hey, If anyone is interested, I just got back From Belieze the other day. I have some good pics of some Myan ruins, and some stuff out on the reef (even one of me petting a shark on an 80ft. wreck dive)
    If anyone is interested, Ill post them up as soon as I get my scanner fixed.

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    Neat stuff. 2 bars of gold? Invite me next time

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    Nice pics man...Hope your havin fun.

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    Mud Structure, interesting...

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    Cool

    Natural mud arch? I think not. We all know that this area was once the edge of a great ocean, a beach if you will. The Dinosaur family obviously went to this same beach and while playing in the sand, the juvenile dino buried his Dad in the sand. Too soon and too quickly for the dino trio to react, the ice age hit and the Glaciers rolled over, froze and killed all in it's path. What is left, as you can see, is the cavity left in the sand from the elder dino's legs as the rock formed around the fossils of the Dad dino. The eons have changed the rock back to soft layers of dirt and mud and erosion has exposed this tragic scene. Proof? Didn't Tom just say he found the leg bone?

    More historical facts are available for the asking.

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