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Rock And Mineral Enthusiasts Gather In Green River To Explore Utah's Unique Geology

It’s early spring in southeastern Utah on a bright, cool day. About 30 people hunch over in the high desert, some squatting low to the ground, looking closely at piles of dirt. It’s the Green River Rock and Mineral Festival, and one of the field trips is observing the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry. It’s one of the largest quarries in the United States, known to hold the remains of at least 15 different dinosaurs.

Thanks for Molly Marcello from KZMU Moab Community Radio for this report.