Preparations opened for business in 2007. Owners Chris and
Katie, have worked in the fossil industry for over 20 years in both the
public and private sector. CKP
focuses on the collection, preparation, and casting of vertebrate
dinosaur fossils from the Hell Creek Formation of N.E. Montana. CKP
accepts contracted preparation and casting projects. CKP also offers fossil consultation
and exploration services for N.E. Montana.
Above Left: Katie finds a T-rex tooth. (Spring 2010)
Above Middle & Right: Chris finds a super Chirostenotes claw, seen prepared on the right. (Spring 2010)
Above Left: Chris removing overburden with the crawler. I have to pretend not to enjoy it! ( 2009)
Above Middle: Katie jackets a large limb bone in the channel. (Spring 2008)
Above Right: The CKP camp. This is our home away from home while we dig in the field.
Our friends and digging partners.Clayton P. "The Dinosaur Cowboy" : Clayton is main digging partner.
We have a few friends that we take out to the field with us. Digging for fossils is a great experience when you can share it with friends. Even though it is a job for Katie and I, we have a lot of fun with it.
Bob S. "The Old Man" : Bob and his wife Sue are some of our best friends in Fort Peck. We dragged Bob and Sue out a few years ago and now we can't keep him away, just kidding Bob. Bob is also our camp entertainment. He is a really good guitar player and most of the time he plays a few old tunes (way before my time) in the evening. The picture to the right of Bob is him giving Lisa (Clayton's wife) some lessons.
Tom S. : Tom and his wife Marsha are also great friends of our from Fort Peck. Here, Tom found something in the channel, at least now he will stop complaining about not finding anything:) We enjoy your company Tom.!