Ethan Cowgill

Ethan Cowgill

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Community College, Geology Department

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Thank you Tut! Hopefully you'll be out there with us next time!
Jun 13, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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Elizabeth, thank you so much for the contribution! We had a very successful field trip thanks to your help.
May 27, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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Thanks Colin! Once we finish cleaning up our fossils in the laboratory we can start studying them and really see what they have to teach us. I look forward to share it with you.
May 27, 2021
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Thanks for your donation and your support, Tut! We found a ton of great stuff thanks to you and other donors. You are welcome to come join us in the field later this summer if you are interested.
May 27, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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Thank you, Kathryn! You sent enough to keep Evan and Quinn fed for the entire trip! We were all very grateful. Evan and Quinn worked really hard and found a lot of great fossils.
May 27, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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Good question! Formation names usually derive from nearby bodies of water, towns, or people. The Almond formation, though, is named after an old stagecoach station from the wild west days. The area was actually an outlaw hideout for the 'Hole in the Wall Gang.' The legendary train robber Butch Cassidy, too spent time there. He got his name from working at a Butcher shop in a small town near the Almond formation outcrops.
May 26, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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I've compiled a list of overlooked cretaceous deposits that have great potential. If someone's primary goal is to find a flashy specimen to bring crowds into exhibits, they're going to go to the old haunts like the Lance or Cloverly. Meanwhile there are tons of places with huge potential that are passed over because the stakes are higher. Scientifically speaking, I'll take 1 shattered ceratopsid frill from the Almond than a bonebed of Triceratops from Hell Creek. It's entirely possible that we don't find a single thing in the Almond. If that's the case it will be because the fossils weren't exposed not because we didn't work hard enough.
May 02, 2021
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What a lovely quotation! Allow me to share one in a similar vein: “To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.” -Walker Percy Your contribution is so huge for us Marilyn, thank you :)
May 02, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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Stephanie, you rock!
May 02, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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Helen, thank you for your contribution. It will go a long way! Maybe next time you can come out with us?
May 02, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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Michael, thank you so much for your pledge. We are so grateful. Fortunately we have managed to reach our goal thanks to you and others. We can't wait to share our finds with you.
May 02, 2021
Exploring the poorly studied Late Cretaceous Almond Formation for dinosaur remains
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