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AP Photo Paleontologist John Hoganson displays erionite rocks and a fossilized skull from a 25-million-year-old sheep-like animal found in erionite on Thursday in Bismarck.

Researchers want mineral information

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BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota's top rock researcher and the state's chief fossil finder have spent decades exposed to an asbestos-like mineral found in western North Dakota that is similar to a kind linked to cancer in lab rats and in people in Turkey.


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