Utah paleontologists want to move dinosaur fossils
|"This thing was found in 2001 by a student doing geology out here," Kirkland said. "What's in it is so dense, we can't put an ice pick into it without hitting a skeleton." [Credit: KSL]|
He says the paleontologists cannot afford to bring in a heavy-lift helicopter from out of state to move the fossils off the steep slope where they're lodged.
Kirkland says the group is hoping donations may come in to help pay to fly the fossils out.
KSL-TV reports a construction company is also offering to build a large, protective box to slowly drag the fossils down the slope.
Source: Associated Press [June 11, 2013]