Fossil en route to New Jersey State Museum

CLIFTON - A huge fossil that was discovered last month at a housing development in Clifton is on its way to the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton.

The fossil includes a 200-million-year-old dinosaur footprint. David Parris, of the New Jersey State Museum, says that the fossil is "like a geology book all in one big chunk. All of the different major kinds of rock. All types of structures. You can see where rain fell 200 million years ago."

The housing development is being built on the site of an old quarry, which has produced fossils in the past. The developer, K. Hovnanian, is working with the state museum to preserve any items of interest.

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