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Rare Triceratops horn headed to SDSM&T

News Mitchell,South Dakota 57301
The Daily Republic
Rare Triceratops horn headed to SDSM&T
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

RAPID CITY (AP) -- Scientists from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are getting a rare dinosaur brow horn.

The 31-inch Triceratops horn is believed to be 65 million years old and was found by diggers in Nebraska working on a U.S. Forest Service project in the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

The Rapid City Journal reports that the find was a shock to paleontologists who were expecting only to find small artifacts and fossils.