Work continued in earnest this last week. Much was accomplished and many bones were plastered and removed from the quarry. For every bone removed it seems we find three or four more! Particularly excited was the late in the week discovery of what appears to be a nearly articulated sauropod neck, probably a Diplodocus. This is an important find as articulation in any quarry is a rare thing. An articulated neck may give biological clues to Diplodocus neck posture, was it able to hold its head up like a Giraffe or could it only move its neck side to side? We only took one day off and spent it at …..you guessed it Arches National Park in Moab. What an awesome place. So much cool geology there and the 1.5 mile hike to the Delicate Arch is well worth it….we caught an awesome moon rise.
Work continued on Sunday with the addition of two of our Educators, Betsy Carlson and Lisa Johnson. We are starting a new educational program at the site, so Betsy and Lisa are there to give tours to guests who visit the quarry……today we had 25! We received a lot of good press from the Utah Media and the Hanksville folks are really hoping that this quarry will bring some additional tourism to their fair town. There really is a lot to see and do here in Hanksville, the Henry Mountains to the south, Goblin Valley to the north, Capitol Reef to the West and the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry right here…..what more do you need?