I found this ammonite deep in the Talkeetna Mountains in the 1990s.
When I moved it, I thought it must weigh over a hundred pounds, so I
asked my friend Raymond to help me in getting the monster out.
The location was about twenty miles from the nearest road, so that meant
backpacking it all the way--no cheating even with an all terrain vehicle.
It took four days, but we got it out in one piece. When we finally got
it onto the scales, it weighed in at 140 pounds! Since then, it has
been on display at the Alaska Museum of Natural History in Anchorage.
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