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Miner's major discovery

A miner has found a fossil from a shark jawbone deep in a central Kentucky mine.

The fossil was found in February in Webster County, Kentucky, where 25-year-old miner Jay Wright was working to bolt a roof 210 meters underground. The 300-million-year-old black jawbone is believed to be from a shark from the Edestus genus that once swam the seas over what is now Kentucky.

Jerry Weisenfluh, associate director of the Kentucky Geological Survey in Lexington, said a fossil this large is rare. It's now on display in the lobby of the University of Kentucky's Mines and Minerals building.


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