​​Rare Dinosaur fossil uncovered in Thornton

 Dinosaur Discover Timeline:

  • Monday, July 31: The city of Thornton breaks ground on new Fire and Police Substation, 132nd Avenue and Quebec Street.
  • Friday, August 25: Crews moving ground with a skid-steer loader are stopped by an ‘immovable’ object. One crew member realizes it might be a fossil, and work in that area is stopped. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is contacted.
  • Monday, August 28: DMNS Curator of Dinosaurs Joe Sertich visits site, and recognizes find as a dinosaur fossil, specifically, part of a skull from a triceratops.

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