Carnegie Quarry

If there is any place in the world that comes close to being the real Jurassic Park, it’s the wall of bones known as Carnegie Quarry at Dinosaur National Monument. At this spectacular desert quarry in the state of Utah, United States, visitors can see dinosaur bones as they were deposited in an ancient river bed during the Jurassic era. It is the resource for which Dinosaur National Monument was established in 1915.

The Digital Quarry Project

Our vision is to bring Carnegie Quarry online for the benefit of researchers and the public. Eventually, this website will provide information on all fossil specimens originating in Carnegie Quarry, including those that have been fully excavated and reside in external collections. This will include at least five thousand bones.

The Digital Quarry Project was conceived by Dan Chure, Park Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument. It is in the process of being built by volunteers with the National Park Service, Brigham Young University, the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks/GeoCorps America Program, and the Mosaics in Science Program, with support from the Intermountain Natural History Association.



As an open science, open source initiative, all fossil data and many of the records and images on this website are licensed in the public domain. However, not everything has the same license, so please check for license information in the caption or metadata before use. Dinosaur National Monument mural artwork, including the full-color illustrations of dinosaurs and other animals, is owned by the National Park Service and may be used freely for non-commercial purposes with the credit: "NPS Artwork by Bob Walters and Tess Kissinger."

For fossil fans who code or design, there are also a number of ways to be a part of the Digital Quarry Project. To contribute, visit our GitHub project page.