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B.C.'s first full dino-fossil almost fully excavated

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Photo: A Hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) fossil is being excavated in Tumbler Ridge. It could be the first full fossil excavated in B.C. – Courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

 

 

A Palaeontologist in Tumbler Ridge says what could be B.C.’s first full dinosaur fossil is almost completely dug-up.

Rich McCrea and Lisa Buckley are leading the dig on behalf of the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre and the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation.

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McCrea says after two years of digging, it’s expected that the fossil of a Hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) will likely surface next year.

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He says after that’s complete, a replica cast will be made of each of the bones. The replicated bones will then be mounted to form the dinosaur.

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McCrea says if all goes well, the exhibit could be a huge tourist attraction.

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Meanwhile, McCrea and Buckley will be hosting a seminar on Tuesday about the discovery, and other projects that the PRPRC is working on.

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If residents have a fossil that was found in the Peace Region, McCrea says he will take some time on Tuesday to examine it.

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The event will be held on Tuesday evening at the North Peace Cultural Centre. There are three topics that will be discussed from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

For regular updates on the PRPRC excavation process, Click Here.

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