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Age of the Dinosaurs

Dominating life on land during most of the Mesozoic Era, dinosaurs evolved from a group of Triassic Thecodont reptiles. Thriving from the Jurassic Period until the end of the Cretaceous, dinosaurs suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. There are several major theories as to their demise and though now gone, they are nevertheless, still a source of wonder and awe to children and adults alike.

Dinosaur Dig Expeditions 2006

Interested in spending a week or a weekend this summer on one of our special dinosaur digs led by a noted paleontologist?

Join us for the experience of a lifetime hunting real dinosaurs bones in the Badlands of South Dakota.
Under’ expert guidance and direction you will be assured of finding your very own dinosaur bones. You are allowed to keep some of your special finds fossils!

Where will you go?

Digging will be on private ranches in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.

Ranch sites range over 170,000 acres and consist of excellent exposures loaded with Late Cretaceous fossils from the Hell Creek Formations.

What can you find?

These ranches contain thousands of fossils including mammal, reptile, aquatic life, plant life and of course, Dinosaur Bones!
Some of the variety of dinosaur material found on the ranches includes Ceratopsians, Hadrosaurs, Ankylosaurs, Dromaeosaurs “Raptors”, and Tyrannosaurus.

What is included in the package?

* Motel accommodations – Rates based on double occupancy.
* A hot breakfast, a sack lunch, and a full dinner at your motel each day.
* Your dig site fees
* Tools
* Transportation to and from the site each day, as well as pick-up and drop off at airport
Instruction from an expert paleontologist.

What are the dates?

*Please contact us for further information on upcoming dates.

Triceratops
Triceratops

Dinosaur Bone

When dinosaurs died, many of their bodies were covered with mud and sand and eventually buried thousands of feet below the surface where their bones were petrified. Filled or replaced by minerals such as Agate, Silica, and Iron, many of the original cell structures are clearly visible.

Fossilized Bone in Box
#6579 Approx. 2 1/4" $9.95

Juvenile Bone Segmants at balljoints

D 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" X 1 1/4"
#5400 $21.95
D 2 1/4" X 2 1/4" X 1"
#5400.1 $21.95

Juvenile Triceratops Tibia Fragment
Harding County, SD
D 6" X 3 3/4" X 3"
#4924 $180.00

Edmontosaurus Bone Fragment
Harding County, SD
D 3 1/2" X 2" x 4 2/4"
#4925 $139.95

Theropod Tail Vertebrae
Harding County, SD
D 1 3/4" X 1"
#4928 $176.25

Triceratops

Mandible Fragment
Harding County, SD
D 3" X 2" X 1 1/4"
#4926.1 $187.50

Triceratops Frill Fragment
Hell Creek Formation
Harding County, SD
D 3 1/2" X 5" X 2"
#4927 $187.50

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Dinosaur Teeth

Along with dinosaur bone, teeth have given scientists clues as to how dinosaurs hunted, foraged, and consumed their food. Wear patterns on the teeth can also shed light on what types of diet different species favored.

Small D 1 1/2"
#4930.2 $42.50

Medium D 2"
#4930.3 $54.95

Large D 3 1/4"
Spinosaurus Tooth
Upper Cretaceous, N Africa
#4930.7 $120.00

Gastroliths

Some dinosaurs had gizzards and swallowed small stones to help grind their food much as birds and chickens do today. When the stones became too smooth to grind well, they were regurgitated and new stones swallowed. These stones, called Gastroliths, are found in association with dinosaur bone and Coprolite (dinosaur dropping).

Found in Utah
D 2" - 2 1/2"
#6554 $55.00 Each

Coprolite

Coprolite, better known as fossilized dung, also give clues to the diet of dinosaurs. Scientists slice these droppings very thin and study them under a microscope to see pollen grains from the plants they consumed. Dinosaur coprolite bookends can be found in the Decorative Art, Fossils and Minerals section of this website, under bookends. The following specimens were found in the Utah area and came to us from a very special friend who cut and polished the larger pieces. Our stock is very limited.

Rough Specimens
Sm D 1" - 1 1/2" #6503.1 $4.95
Med D 2" - 2 1/2" #6503.2 $6.95
Lg D 3" and larger #6503.3 $9.95
Also available in Kid’s Corner
in smaller packaged pieces.

Polished Specimens
Approx. 4" Diameter x 2 1/2" T
#6531.8 $54.95

D 6" X 5 1/2" X 2 1/2"
#6531.1 $74.95
D 6" X 4" X 2 1/4"
#6504 $84.95

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