Jurassic Journey

In 2007 Burpee Museum crews were alerted to a large, Jurassic aged dinosaur fossil locality outside of Hanksville, Utah. Excavation of the site, the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry began with the start of the “Jurassic Journey” expeditions in 2008. The Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry is an amazing site composed of a Sauropod-dominated bonebed that stretches for over a quarter mile. Since 2008, crews have removed over 12,000 pounds of fossil material, including: Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Camarasaurus, and Diplodocus fossils. The Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry also made a big splash in national and international news when National Geographic named it one of the best dinosaur finds in 2008. A big part of the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry’s success is the great relationship between the local Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the town of Hanksville, and the Burpee Museum expedition crews.

To learn more about our work in Hanksville, visit the Expeditions page at www.burpee.org

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