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UINTA PALEONTOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC. 
Recent Digs - Photo Galleries - McKinsey Ranch Quarry

On September 20, 2006, Dr. Kelli Trujillo, from the Laramie office of Uinta Paleo
discovered a sauropod bone bed in the Morrison Formation while monitoring
the right of way for Rockies Express/REX pipeline.

Several videos with detailed information can be found by going to
Youtube and searching "Wyoming Dinosaurs".

--Click on the pictures below to see a larger version--


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In the beginning...

Bones in the spoils pile.
The plot deepens!
Pat Monaco diggin' it!
Diggin' up bones and laying pipe.
Where do
we go from here?
Kelli Trujillo has a bone to pick.

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Kelly Hall works amid a large bone bed.

Doctors Bilbey and Trujillo discuss quarry strategy.
Fossils are shaping up as the matrix is removed.
Josh, Evan, Kelly and
Eddie
The Kellys of Uinta Paleo.
Buckley, Hall
& Trujillo.
Dave DeMar
Pat, the Fossil Bandit

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Fossils are finally forming into manageable
blocks.

Evan Hall, The Vice-Boss
Kelly Buckley, tickling ribs
Dave DeMar
Josh Smith, with no cast at the moment.
Shawn Duffy wondering if a seagull just airbombed him.
No, really!  It wasn't a bird was it?

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Big blocks forming.

John Bird,
Paleo Dude
John getting plastered.
Marvin Evans
Frost wedges assist in the excavation.
Eddie Gojmerac & J-Bird
Shawn & Marvin

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John &
Marvin

Marvin &
John
Laramie from the quarry.
The quarry
at the start
of the day
Work continues even in the extreme cold.
Barb Benson, Shawn and Marvin taking a break.
Gimme shelter!

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Dee Hall,
pit crew foreman & construction engineer

Now the
quarry is sheltered
from the elements.
Josh Smith,
Evan Hall & Barb Benson having a
block party.
Josh & Evan discuss how
to excavate without damaging the fossils.
Marvin &
Barb isolating
a block.
Dee Hall mixing plaster.
Scalpel, forceps and sponges, nurse!  And
bring boiling water.

All images are copyright (c) 2009 Uinta Paleontological Associates, Inc. 
No unauthorized reproduction or transmission is permissible.