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Dinosaur Cove – an area rich in fossil finds – is on the southeast coast of Australia, close to Victoria. Dr. Thomas H. Rich from the Museum of Victoria and Patricia Vickers-Rich from Monash University led research projects here over a period of ten years. During his first visit to the area in 1980, Rich and two colleagues discovered fragments of rock-embedded bone. Four years later, a group made up of hundreds of student volunteers, paleontology scientists and miners began excavations. Atlas Copco was among those involved in the excavations and contributed equipment and expert assistance over the years. Excavation was no easy task. The fossils were embedded in layers of sand, mud and clay, which over a period of more than one-hundred million years had been pressed together into hard rock. To free one kilo of dinosaur bone, approximately 30 kilos of hard rock had to be removed. The scientists often worked in dark and narrow tunnels, which at times were muddy and slippery. Work was also complicated by the excavation site being close to a steep cliff that dropped down to the sea. In conducting excavations, the research group had among other things, compressors, rock drills of various sizes and pneumatic tools.