Trailer with $100K in fossils reported stolen in Colorado

Colorado News

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A trailer containing fossils worth more than $100,000 has been reported stolen from a Colorado parking lot.

KCNC-TV reports the sliver-toned trailer was taken Sunday from the Crowne Plaza Convention Center and Hotel lot in Aurora.

Officials say the 20-foot-long (6.1 meter) trailer contains 13 fossils including at least four valued at more than $10,000 each.

Officials say the items belonging to fossil and mineral supply company GeoDecor Inc. include a 92-million-year-old fossil shark specimen valued at $50,000.

The fossilized skull of a giant predatory fish from Kansas is valued at $20,000, while a fossil garfish is valued at $18,000.

A stingray and fish fossilized in limestone from Wyoming is believed to be 51 million years old.

Details of the stolen items have been circulated to fossil dealers.

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