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Fossils Stolen from Death Valley National Park

Release Date: March 28, 2017 Contact: NPS Investigative

 Services Branch Tip Line: 888-653-0009

https://www.scribd.com/document/343346806/Stolen-Fossils#from_embed

 

Fossils Tracks Stolen from Death Valley National Park

By: Jesus Reyes, News Channel 3, March 28, 2017

http://www.kesq.com/news/fossils-stolen-from-death-valley-national-park/421278918

 

Fossils Tracks Stolen from Death Valley National Park

KTNV News

http://www.ktnv.com/news/fossils-stolen-from-death-valley-national-park

 

National Park Service investigating theft of fossil footprints

from Death Valley, Las Vegas Review-Journal

http://www.reviewjournal.com/local/nevada/national-park-service-investigating-theft-fossil-footprints-death-valley

 

A related article:

 

Ancient beasts roamed this secret spot in Death Valley,

but you probably can't go, Los Angeles times,

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-death-valley-fossils-20161116-story.html

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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JarrodB

That's sad to hear. 

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FossilDudeCO

Man, I hate people sometimes.

 

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aerogrower
17 minutes ago, FossilDudeCO said:

Man, I hate people sometimes.

 

You said it my friend....

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Fossildude19
26 minutes ago, FossilDudeCO said:

Man, I hate people sometimes.

 

 

True Dat. :( 

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RJB

It will always be the bad apples that ruin it for everyone else. 

 

RB

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Fruitbat

With a little luck they'll catch the little twits and throw the BOOK at them!

 

-Joe

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Virgilian
11 hours ago, Oxytropidoceras said:

 

Fossils Tracks Stolen from Death Valley National Park

By: Jesus Reyes, News Channel 3, March 28, 2017

http://www.kesq.com/news/fossils-stolen-from-death-valley-national-park/421278918

 

 

That article includes a brief gallery of images, apparently captured by a remote camera in the area, of the persons of special interest to the authorities. Three backpackers are caught on camera --a lone hiker on January 27, 2017, and then two backpackers on January 30, 2017. My interpretation is that they are not yet full-fledged suspects in the crime of stealing fossil tracks from Death Valley National Park.

 

Here's an informative pdf document (with several photographs of fossil tracks) about the world-famous ichnological resources at Copper Canyon, Death Valley National Park, by Torrey Nyborg, Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA (note: Only folks who are accompanied by NPS authorities may enter Copper Canyon to examine the Pliocene ichnological wonders, and from what I've been able to gather the National Park Service allows only about a hundred persons into Copper Canyon each year):

 

Copper Canyon track locality (Pliocene) conservation strategies, Death Valley National Park, USA

 

 

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Oxytropidoceras

Also, there is:

 

Nyborg, Torrey, "Age, Stratigraphy and Depositional Environment

of the Pliocene Copper Canyon Formation, Death Valley,

California" (2011). Loma Linda University Electronic  Theses,

Dissertations & Projects. Paper 48.

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1047&context=etd

 

and

 

Scrivner, P.J. and Bottjer, D.J., 1986. Neogene avian and

mammalian tracks from Death Valley National Monument,

California: their context, classification and preservation.

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,

57(2-4), pp.285-331.

 

Yours,

Paul H.

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FossilDAWG

Gosh, I wonder what might be in those bundles those hikers are carrying.  They "might have seen something" indeed!

 

Don

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Fossildude19
1 hour ago, exasperatus2002 said:

 

 

Merged with already posted links in Fossil News. ;) 

Regards,

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Fossil-Hound

This makes me so upset!  I coworker just shared this info with me. :angry:

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