Darren Tanke’s Gorgosaurus preparation 29: Turning the block over 1.

The new support jacket was labelled with the specimen number, again several times in case the number accidently gets rubbed off. Strong nylon rachet straps were put around the specimen to hold it all together. Four 1/2″ holes were drilled through the new jacket at each “corner” and down through the old field jacket underneath. I used photographs to ensure I was not drilling through bone. Heavy bolts and washers were inserted into the holes and a nut tightened on underneath. These bolts will ensure everything stays together. Then lifting straps were slid under the block in preparation for lifting and turning the block over.

2 Responses to “Darren Tanke’s Gorgosaurus preparation 29: Turning the block over 1.”


  1. 1 Mark Robinson 16/06/2011 at 3:39 am

    Fascinating stuff, Darren. Thanks.


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