Ancient dinosaur track stolen from trail near Moab
An off-road adventure group that often goes to the
area noticed that one of the blocks containing the track was gone
Wednesday. The tracks in the Hell’s Revenge area are estimated to be 190
million years old.
“A lot of the guides will pull off and show people
the dinosaur tracks that are there on the cliff side so all of the
public can enjoy them and unfortunately one of these guides who is very
familiar with the tracks recognized that one of the blocks had been
stolen and reported it to us," BLM Canyon Country district
paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster said.
The tracks are from the Navajo sandstone, which is Jurassic in age.
“You can’t assign a monetary value to it, they are
priceless,” Hunt-Foster said. “They are one-of-a-kind, individual tracks
a dinosaur made 190 million years ago, and they cannot be replaced.”
Meanwhile, another "priceless" item goes up for auction on the black market, because everything has a price.