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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Paleontology Research Labratory

Rapid City, SD

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Paleontology Research Laboratory boasts one of the largest specimen collections of its kind, much of which has been held for years in storage, far from the public eye.  The new Paleontology Research Laboratory will give the public an opportunity to get a close-up view of some of these specimens on display and will get to see Paleontologists at work.  From the building’s 2nd level lobby, people can watch through windows as students and faculty use the compressed air and dust collection systems in the Fossil Prep Lab and Casting Lab to carefully clean and prepare fossils for storage and study.  From the cleaning and preparation areas, the fossils will be archived and held securely in one of many storage rooms, the most impressive of which is the Vertebrates room, which features Spacesaver mobile shelving.

 

 

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