How big is Carnegie Quarry?

Carnegie Quarry is comprised of three major parts: Historical Quarry, Modern Quarry, and Digital Quarry.

The Historical Quarry includes all bones removed from the quarry spanning the years of 1909-1924. Collections were made by several institutions. Where did all the bones go?

The Modern Quarry includes all the bones that have been exposed and can be viewed in the Quarry Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur National Monument.

The Digital Quarry contains silhouette images of some of the fossil dinosaur bones found in Carnegie Quarry. Eventually, it will contain all 5000+ fossil specimens from the quarry, including those that have been excavated and now reside in museums far and wide.

Read more about each part of the quarry on History of the Quarry.


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.