While working earlier this year in North Dakota, a group of coal miners discovered an ancient mammoth fossil, which included a seven-foot-long tusk.
Understanding the importance of the discovery, which came in the early morning hours at the mine located north of Beulah, the miners roped off certain areas and called in the North Dakota Geological Survey (NDGS), the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the Bureau of Land Management. Kyle Morris covers politics for Fox News. Story tips can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.
Led by paleontologists from the NDGS, a team worked for 12 days to excavate the streambed where the fossil had been preserved for thousands of years, according to a press release this month from the NDGS.