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Montana officials want dollar value on dinosaur fossils

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University is trying to put a value on dinosaur bones after state auditors said they need it for insurance policies.
    
The Museum of the Rockies' dinosaur experts say it's unethical and dangerous to treat scientific research like it is marketable.
    
They warn putting a dollar value on fossils would only encourage treasure hunters, who could destroy excavation sites.
    
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/zlrhvmt) the university is complying with the request.
    
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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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