Trove of Fossils Uncovered in Colombia Deep within the biggest coal mine in Colombia lies a motherlode of fossils. A small team is working hard to salvage 60 million years of history preserved in the mine.
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Trove of Fossils Uncovered in Colombia

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Trove of Fossils Uncovered in Colombia

Trove of Fossils Uncovered in Colombia

Trove of Fossils Uncovered in Colombia

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Deep within the biggest coal mine in Colombia lies a mother lode of fossils. As NPR's Juan Forero reports, a small team funded by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC is working hard to salvage 60 million years of history preserved in the area's rocks.