By John Hollenhorst, The Deseret News/ AP / eastidahonews.com
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A giant rock jammed full of dinosaur bones continues to amaze Utah scientists as they slowly pick away at it to reveal its secrets, unscrambling what may be Utah’s biggest single discovery of dinosaurs.
But the problem after years of such effort is finding enough money to continue, the Deseret News reported.
“People kind of expect the funding is there,” said state paleontologist James Kirkland. “Everyone thinks someone else is paying for it. And in the end, you don’t have many people paying.”
A retired couple in Pennsylvania is now trying to energize the fundraising effort. The two dinosaur enthusiasts previously donated $50,000 to the cause. Now they’re offering an additional $50,000 as a matching grant if other donors kick in the same amount.
The pile of fossilized bones was discovered 20 years ago on a rocky slope near Moab.