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Geochemical and mineralogical studies of dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation at Dinosaur Ridge

Mountain Geologist

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Abstract

The dinosaur bones first discovered in 1877 in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation at Morrison, Colorado were the first major find of dinosaur skeletons in the western U.S. and led to the recognition of four new dinosaur genera (Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, Diplodocus, and Stegosaurus). Eight articles dealing with these bones which appeared as research reports in the annual reports of the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge from 1990-1999 are condensed and summarized with some additional comments. Two of the articles are about the mineralogy and preservation of the bones; two are about the physical description of the bone occurrence; two are about the history of the site, and two are about use of novel instrumental methods (ground-penetrating radar and a directional scintillometer) to search for new bones.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geochemical and mineralogical studies of dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation at Dinosaur Ridge
Series title:
Mountain Geologist
Volume
38
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mountain Geologist
First page:
111
Last page:
118
Number of Pages:
8