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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lab Report

Now that Cooper’s preparation is complete after a painstaking 10 years – 2019 will mean continuing to work on Monty’s material from the 2015 & 2018 digs at Seismic Site.
People who are participating in our Prep Programs will get to experience what it’s like to expose Monty’s bones from the concretionary rock he has been fossilised in. The more we uncover, the more evidence we will have to support the fact that Monty could be a much bigger individual than Cooper. When time permits our core prep staff will work on one of our other dinosaurs Zac and his material. Because Zac was found articulated we plan to only half expose his bones so that they can eventually be displayed as they were found in the ground.

2019 will be an exciting year for developments in the labs with further material expected to be excavated during the May 2019 Dinosaur Dig and the September 2019 Megafauna Dig. All of which will be waiting for someone to open them up and discover what lies beneath the out jacket.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if a fossil site is discovered?

After looking at the fossils ensure all fragments are left where they were found in the field as this is crucial to discovering more bones in the same area. Do not disturb site but take a GPS reading and photos. If possible mark the site with a star picket and contact the Eromanga Natural History Museum for a scientific analysis.

Look at the ENHM on-line resources ‘How to recognise dinosaur sites in the Cooper Basin’.

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