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Dig in Morrison Formation of NE Wyoming



Field paleontology program in July 1995 Northeastern Wyoming -Excavation of
Upper Jurassic dinosaurs and other vertebrates near Sundance, Wyoming.


Information about the field program is described below. This program is
being held for its 3rd year under the sponsorship of the University of
Illinois Museum of Natural History in association with the South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology. For more information, contact Russ Jacobson
at 217-244-2426 (weekdays) or 217-384-6983 (weekends and evenings) or write
to Russ Jacobson, Illinois State Geological Survey, Room 207, Natural
Resources Building, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

       Description of field program: The field work in this program will
include the excavation, collecting, and documenting of dinosaur and other
vertebrates from multicolored mudstones of the Morrison Formation in
exposures in a roadcut near Sundance, Wyoming. We will be operating two
quarries in the Morrison Formation in this roadcut along this roadcutfor
most of the two weeks. The Morrison is of Upper Jurassic age (150 million
years old) and is one of the major dinosaur-bearing formations in the
western U.S. Some of the vertebrate material already recovered from this
site include: sauropods (long-necked dinosaurs), carnosaurs (meat eaters
such as Allosaurus), other dinosaurs, crocodiles, and small mammals.

        Requirements and Costs: The fee for this expedition is $450 per person
       (note: children [12 to 15] with families of one or more paying
adults qualify for special rate of $250 per child. No School groups
please---families only). This fee covers only costs for handouts, purchase
of field tools and supplies for use during expedition.

        What is not included in the $450 fee: The cost of food, and lodging
are extra and basically are the responsibility of the participants. We may
be able to provide a list of motels and campgrounds in the area or you can
check with your local travel service for the latest info on lodging in the
Sundance, Wyoming area.

       Dates For Expedition: July 17 through July 28, 1995. You should plan
to arrive in the Sundance area on Sunday July 16, 1995 The dig will
commence on Monday, July 17, 1995 and will continue through Friday, July
28, 1995. We will have an orientation class the morning of July 17 at a yet
to be designated site near Sundance, Wyoming.

       Leadership:
        Russ Jacobson (Illinois State Geological Survey)
        Steve Sroka (University of Illinois-Museum of Natural History)
        Staff from: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology-Museum of
              Geology.


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