Hiker Finds Fossilized Turtle Dating Back 90 Million Years

November 5, 2014 2:37 PM

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Hiker Finds Fossilized Turtle Dating Back 90 Million Years

Jeff Dornbusch knew there was something odd about a pile of gray rocks he spotted more than a decade ago during a hike in the southern New Mexico desert, and a closer look confirms that he was right.

Dornbusch, a museum volunteer in Truth or Consequences, N.M., relocated those rocks in 2012 and notified local scientists, who identified the rocks as fragments of a 90-million-year-old turtle fossil, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.

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