Mygatt-Moore Quarry update

We are nearing the end of our quarry work at Mygatt-Moore for the summer, with our last public dig rapidly approaching on August 30th. We have had a few recent finds that we wanted to share!

Friday in the quarry Zander from Longmont, Colorado, found a very nice Diplodocus tooth!

Zander & his tooth

Zander & his tooth

We also are finally ready to remove the large jacket we have been working on all summer that contains a Apatosaurus vertebra and at least 3 (maybe up to 6!) ribs. On Wednesday Dr. Andy Heckert, a visiting paleontologist and professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and Mr. Alan Erickson came by the quarry and helped us to put on the final field jacket, which was reinforced Friday with more plaster. We really appreciate all of the help we have received on the plastering on this giant over the summer! The work on these specimens has taken two years and we are excited to have them heading to the museum.

Volunteers Dale J., Ray B. and Tom S. help curator John Foster to undercut the large jacket.

Volunteers Dale J., Ray B. and Tom S. help curator John Foster to undercut the large jacket.

The large jacket, ready to head to the museum!

The large jacket, ready to head to the museum!

Stay tuned for future details regarding this nice large field jacket and its trip to the museum, along with our final discoveries of the summer!


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