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Professional References

The Black Hills Institute has conducted research and business with institutions around the U.S. and abroad. Due to the fine craftsmanship in specimen unearthing, preparing, molding, and mounting, our fossils and fossil replicas have been sought after for nearly four decades. They are utilized by researchers, museums and even educational attractions, by those looking for the finest quality specimens for their endeavors.

Exhibits of The Past

The types of museum quality specimens we can provide have grown and changed over the years just as our company has. We have supplied a wide variety of fossils, from ammonites and other invertebrates, to plants, fishes, reptiles, dinosaurs, and mammals. Many world-wide museum displays contain fossils obtained from or prepared by BHIGR.

Some notable, large fossil exhibits from BHIGR may be viewed at the United States National Museum (Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.) in the ‘Back to the Sea Hall’; The Memphis Pink Palace Museum (Memphis, Tennessee) in ‘The Paleo Hall’; The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology (Drumheller, Alberta, Canada), encompassing many of the non-dinosaur remains; The National Science Museum of Japan (Tokyo) which displays Oligocene mammals and dinosaurs; or the Houston Museum of Science (Houston, Texas) which displays dinosaurs and some invertebrate fossils acquired from us.

In 1995, Black Hills Institute, Aurora Oval and Tokyo Broadcasting Systems of Tokyo, Japan organized the T. rex World Exhibition. This was the largest accumulation of T. rex material in one spot since the Cretaceous period. This exhibition toured three cities in Japan before returning home to Hill City in 1996. We have also been involved with large temporary exhibitions for Dinofest (in Indianapolis, Indiana; Phoenix, Arizona; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). We provided a large number of fossils and cast replicas for the ‘Raptors to Rexes’ exhibits in Michigan and Ohio; and we were involved with ‘The Great Dinosaur Extinction Exhibition’ at the Mesa Southwestern Museum (Mesa, Arizona) during 1996.

In 1998 BHIGR and Triebold Paleontology assembled a major exhibition of original fossils and cast replicas for the Dinosaur Jubilee at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. This large exhibition featured the incredible fishes, reptiles, dinosaurs, and other life that existed at the end of the Cretaceous period just before the mass extinction. In 1999, we organized two major temporary exhibitions featuring ammonites in Tokyo and the other in Munich, Germany.

You Can Find Displays From The Black Hills Institute At
The Following Institutions:

In the US
Abroad

Some Institutions that Have Recieved Specimen Donations From BHIGR:

In the US
Abroad

Some BHIGR specimens utilized in research:

Institutions
  • University of Kansas
  • Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde
  • US Geological Survey
  • University of Kansas
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Yale Peabody Museum
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palæontology
  • University of Chicago
  • US Geological Survey-Smithsonian Institution
  • US Geological Survey-Smithsonian Institution
  • University of Kansas
  • Metro Zoo @ Miami
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palœontology
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • US National Museum
  • US National Museum
  • Texas Memorial Museum
  • Kent State University
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • US National Museum
  • Auburn University
  • University of Minnesota
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • University of Toronto
  • US National Museum
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • University of Kansas
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Los Angeles County Museum
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas
  • Ralph B. Clark Interior Center
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Georgia College
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
Specimen Types
  • Brule Fmn canids
  • Cretaceous Amber
  • Cretaceous ammonites
  • Cretaceous birds
  • Cretaceous cephalopods
  • Cretaceous cephalopods
  • Cretaceous dinosaur material
  • Cretaceous mammal jaw
  • Cretaceous mollusks
  • Cretaceous mollusks
  • Cretaceous Pterosaur material
  • Cretaceous sharks teeth
  • Edmontosaurus bone (pathologic)
  • Edmontosaurus skull
  • Green River Fmn birds
  • Green River Fmn birds
  • Green River Fmn butterflies
  • Green River Fmn crustaceans
  • Green River Fmn frog, fishes, crustaceans, insects & plants
  • Green River Fmn plants
  • Green River Fmn turtles
  • Hell Creek Fmn mollusks
  • Jurassic fishes
  • Mesosaurus
  • Miocene birds
  • Miocene crocodilian
  • Miocene Leptarcines
  • Miocene seals, sloth & walrus skull
  • Miocene whales
  • Oligocene beavers
  • Oligocene bird material
  • Oligocene cats
  • Oligocene eggs
  • Oligocene Leptauchenias
  • Oligocene mammals
  • Oligocene rodents
  • Pennsylvanian Coelacanthidae
  • Pennsylvanian fishes
  • Plio-Pleistocene salamander