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By The Associated Press
The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Gold prospector kept fossil a secret

 

Last updated 7/24/2005 at Noon



A reclusive prospector panning for gold in the Quesnel River in British Columbia found something far more rare, the fossilized cannon bone of a deer, and kept it a secret for years, experts say. The artifact found by Ben Miller, a fossilized support bone from the shank, is jet black and hard as a hammer, said Norm Canuel, a local archaeologist who has been on digs from Peru to Alaska.

"It is r...



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