Oct. 3, 2013
A massive dinosaur fossil has been found by a pipeline crew near Spirit River, Alta.
The 30-metre-long fossilized skeleton was found Tuesday when a backhoe operator working on the Tourmaline Oil Corp. pipeline installation moved some earth, inadvertently breaking off a piece of the fossil.
Thinking he had simply chipped off a section of rock, the backhoe operator laid the piece to the side and turned to resume excavation work.
Thatâ€™s when he saw the exposed fossil in the embankment in front of him.