Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument

Rangers are searching for leads after someone damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument along the Utah-Colorado line.

The National Park Service says a ranger leading a guided tour Tuesday discovered damage to the fossilized humerus bone of a and removal of part of the bone.

The fossil is among those located along the 1.2-mile Fossil Discovery Trail that runs between the Quarry Visitor Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall, where a famous wall of about 1,500 is located.

All fossils in the monument are protected and may not be collected.

A $750 is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the case.


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Sep 08, 2014
A $750 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the case.

Oh wow. What is the fossil worth to a serious collector?

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