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Cones   Perkins County, South Dakota, USA
During a recent visit to the Hell Creek formation (Late Cretaceous) of South Dakota I came across an area with large slabs of petrified wood and cones. The cones were from ancient sequoia trees. One area produced several dozen cones ranging in size from .5 to 2.5 inches. I cast one of the larger ones for our future dinosaur display....
Little ducks!   Perkins County, South Dakota, USA
During the last ten years there have been several exciting discoveries of dinosaurs in states on the East Coast of the United States. While most of it is fragmentary, it still allows us to see what went on here in the later part of the Cretaceous. As a rule, the dinosaurs on the East Coast were smaller than their cousins out West. I've been involved with several  dinosaur digs in South Carolina in the last five years. Over 400 Late Cretaceous dinosaur fossils have been collecte...
Triceratops   Perkins County, South Dakota, USA

During a hunting trip into the Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota one of my more experienced volunteers recovered a triceratops toe bone. At the time I just wrapped it and put it away. I mean, toe bones are a dime a dozen. Right? It turns out that tricerotops toe bones are RARE and this specimen was in almost perfect condition. An expert said it was in the top three best ever recovered. All in a days work!







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