A Massive Discovery
The 150-million-year-old rocks at Gomer
Quarry in Ten Sleep, Washakie County, Wyoming has preserved an enormous deposit of dinosaur skeletons documenting a mass mortality event—and finally the largest individual has been located. This giant nicknamed “Goliath” has proportions and dimension similar to Brachiosaurus, the tallest of the dinosaurs. However, Goliath has an estimated length of over 100 feet, making it the largest sauropod ever offered for sale.
Even though this massive specimen is still in the ground, so far almost all of the bones are exceptionally well preserved, uncrushed, and flaunts a rich blackish brown patina. Exposed vertebrae, ribs, hip and leg bones were mostly buried semi-articulated and are in extraordinarily good condition. Skull elements have yet to be uncovered and, even though impressively complete, the totality of the skeleton’s completeness is presently unknown.
Other than it’s size and completeness, the importance of this specimen also lies in its association with other specimens occurring at the same stratigraphic level that have been purchased by public institutions in Singapore, Copenhagen, Qatar, and Mexico.