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nush.wadia

I am an architecture student from India and my research dissertation and thesis are based at the Raiyoli site in Gujarat, India, known for its vast nesting grounds and several sauropod egg specimens discovered through the early eighties. It was also here that the Rajasaurus narmedensis was first discovered. 

A part of my thesis aims to create a structure for the in-situ protection and display of fossils found at the site. I would like to know the different cases and factors which determine whether or not a fossil must be left in-situ or extracted and sent to a storage facility. I have conducted a couple of case studies including the Waco Mammoth National Monument which is a close example of what I aim to create using slightly more sensitive and lesser invasive technologies.

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jpc

Have a look at the Rhino Barn at Ashfall Fossil Bed State Park

 

http://ashfall.unl.edu/

 

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nush.wadia

Thank you so much!

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abyssunder

Another possibility might be to use pressostatic balloon .

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nush.wadia

The pressostatic balloon would help span large distances with a column-free interior but might not prove to be climatically suitable given the variations at the site. As far as possible I would like to reduce my dependency on active cooling measures such as an HVAC system. 

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LiamL
6 minutes ago, JohnBrewer said:

I’d love to go there! @LiamL

I’ve read about that.  It makes it even more interesting being a ghost town! 

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ynot
1 hour ago, JohnBrewer said:

I’d love to go there! @LiamL

 

1 hour ago, LiamL said:

I’ve read about that.  It makes it even more interesting being a ghost town! 

I made the pilgrimage in 1990, it has changed a lot since then.

Chased an antelope out and did some fossil hunting in the mountains east of the "park"

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LiamL
1 hour ago, ynot said:

 

I made the pilgrimage in 1990, it has changed a lot since then.

Chased an antelope out and did some fossil hunting in the mountains east of the "park"

Changed for the better i hope? 

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ynot
5 minutes ago, LiamL said:

Changed for the better i hope? 

They have rebuilt the building housing the fossil bed and I do not remember seeing any standing buildings in the "ghost town" area.

Also it was dirt paths through the town, not paved trails.

But the base relief on the cement wall was there back then.

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siteseer
On 3/15/2019 at 11:50 AM, jpc said:

Have a look at the Rhino Barn at Ashfall Fossil Bed State Park

 

http://ashfall.unl.edu/

 

 

Hi JP,

 

I've always wanted to visit that place.  Everytime I've been in Nebraska, it was always too far out of the way to go.  I did get to go to Agate Springs.

 

Jess

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siteseer
On 3/16/2019 at 12:06 PM, JohnBrewer said:

I’d love to go there! @LiamL

 

I drove by there one time but it was during its off-season.  That was a bummer.

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jpc

I have had the same experience.. drive through Nebraska many times but it is always when the place s closed for the season, or close to closing time as I am cruising on I-80.... no time to get up to it.  I finally made it last year as part of a conference in Lincoln.  Great place, and US 20 across the top of Nebraska is a great drive...better than I-80.  

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Sagebrush Steve
On 3/15/2019 at 11:53 AM, ynot said:

Another site that covered a fossil deposit is Berlin - Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada, USA.

Sorry, no pictures.

 

Here you go:

 

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