Monday, October 29, 2012

Stone fragments and a possible burial site eyed for oil development.


Stone fragments and a possible burial site eyed for oil development.

KILLDEER, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota historic preservation coordinator says stone fragments and a possible burial site have been identified on land near the Killdeer Mountains that is being eyed for oil development. Susan Quinnell says that the areas were identified in 1999 and 2007 and have not been excavated. Hess Corp. wants to drill in the area. A father and son who own land in the area and a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes have objected to the plan. Hess says it will concentrate in areas away from the two identified archaeological sites. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms is likely to make a recommendation on Hess's plans to state regulators next month. Historic preservation officials have recommended that the two archaeological sites be avoided.
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http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20121029/NEWS/121029601/1001/NEWS