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Window to the past: North Dakota Geological Survey leads public fossil dig at Medora

Published 07/29/2012, The Dickinson Press

MEDORA — Paleontologist Becky Barnes with the North Dakota Geological Survey slowly removed mudstone flakes from her grid at a fossil dig site on Thursday. Working throughout the morning, she uncovered the remnant of a fossilized fish — identified as an Amia — that swam in the region’s swamps 60 million years ago.

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