Numlock News: November 8, 2019 • Fossils, Si…

By Walt Hickey Have a great weekend! Minerals “Animal, vegetable or mineral?” will be put to the test by the Montana Supreme Court, who on Thursday heard arguments from parties contending over whether dinosaur skeletons are — legally speaking — a mineral that would be covered under mineral rights. In 2005, an amateur paleontologist discovered a 22-foot long therapod fossil intertwined with a 28-foot-long ceretopsian that are believed to have died 66 million years ago. The landowners hoped to sell the dinosaurs for

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