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Re: Sue...Hmmmmm

> $$$ (k-ching!)
> Kudos to the Sue auction results aside (heck, I live 2 1/2 hours' drive from
> Chicago!), what does this mean for fossil seekers in general?
> IS the going price for a Tyrannosaurus 8-plus million?
> Will land access shut down, donations cease?
> And will every salivating person with shovels, backhoes and dynamite defend
> their claims with bullets?

I heard this morning that Keith Rigby has armed guards onsite at his
theropod dig in Montana, and is breaking all the normal rules to get the
whole dinosaur excavated NOW rather than leave it for vandals and
treasure-hunters all winter.  It's already suffered some damage that may
be irreparable.

-- JSW