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Ever get the feeling that all the monetary value in the sale of these fossils will be dissipated in court costs? Anyway this is the latest in a long Saga well known to many in this forum. https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-montana-dinosaur-fossil-mineral-fight-20191107-xh2qteizl5a5znnztzs756br3q-story.html?outputType=amp
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsAre dinosaur fossils ‘minerals’? The Montana Supreme Court will decide high stakes case By Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E News, Science News, July 10, 2019 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/are-dinosaur-fossils-minerals-montana-supreme-court-will-decide-high-stakes-case It should be noted, as the article states: “In April, Montana enacted a law that states "fossils are not minerals and that fossils belong to the surface estate." The law, however, does not apply to existing disputes, though the "Dueling Dinos" case is likely the only existing matter of its kind." Yours, Paul H.
Scylla replied to SailingAlongToo's topic in Fossil Newshttps://m.phys.org/news/2018-11-dinosaur-fossils-mineral.html US Court finds that dinosaur fossils are minerals.