This is the second quarry we visited. (The other was in the Dinosaur National Monument.)


Them bones.... Replicas were reintroduced into the quarry to give a sense of where they were found and how much effort was needed to excavate them.


The interesting note here is that this egg was not part of a nest but rather entombed in the mother dinosaur when she killed over.  The scientist, giving us the tour, made it seem possible but not likely to create a Jurassic Park from DNA.  As fast as the DNA field is progressing, I wonder when, not if.  A recent article on Public Radio (KQED) stated they have the technology now to make and fertilize an egg with sperm which was made from a male or female person only requiring a womb to produce a baby.  In another words, a single female DNA sample can be used to produce both an egg and a sperm cell.  Equally applicable to a guy except the guy has no womb to nurture the fertilized egg.  Not so sure that's a good thing, but science marches forward in spite of us.


More replica bones being pointed out by a scientist.


Them bones are huge.


Our very knowledgeable guide and scientist.  The quarry closed on September 30 but they let us do this tour on October 1, taking us past two locked gates.


This quarry is amazingly small but very productive.  Actually, the quarry kind of moved and was back filled as they went along.  This is the current active quarry.



A couple of information signs.


Now you know where, just not how.  

         

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