Tyrannosaurus Rex Fossil Found in Montana To Be Auctioned Off
We can only imagine how much money this fossil will fetch at auction, but we suspect it will go to someone with deep pockets.
If you love dinosaur fossils, Montana is where you should be. Many incredible dinosaur fossils have been found in Montana for decades, from Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons to velociraptors. Fossils have been discovered from private to public land to bones resting on the side of a river. It's amazing what you can find in Montana.
Many fossils are fully displayed at the world-renowned Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. You can see fossils of well-known dinosaurs like the Triceratops, T. Rex, and more. It's great to see these fossils up close, but what if you wanted to own a fossil?
In the past few years, there have been several fossils in Montana auctioned off that were found on private land. These dinosaur skeletons have fetched millions of dollars, and people are still cashing in.
NBC Montana reports that a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton excavated in Montana between 2008 and 2013 is set to be auctioned off in Switzerland. Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons have fetched prices from $8 million to over $31 million.
This will be the first time a full Tyrannosaurs Rex skeleton will be available for auction in Europe and only the third worldwide.
Listen, we get it. If you found a valuable fossil on your land, you want to make as much money as possible. The only downside is an incredibly rare skeleton found in Montana will never be seen in person.
Sure, the Museum of the Rockies has enough fossils, but plenty of museums would jump at the chance to have a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in their building.
For more details, check out NBC Montana.