Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument, rangers say
JENSEN, Ut. — Park rangers say someone damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument this past week.
According to the National Park Service, a ranger leading a guided tour on Tuesday saw the damage to a fossilized humerus bone of a sauropod dinosaur. Part of the bone had been removed.
The fossil is one of many at the monument, which is along the Utah-Colorado border.
The more than 1,500 fossils along the 1.2-mile Fossil Discovery Train that runs between the Quarry Visitor Center and the Quarry Exhibit Hall are protected and cannot be collected.
A $750 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of a suspect in the case.AlertMe