5   New Zealand YouTuber removes monster 12-million-year-old crab fossil from ancient rock

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This New Zealand YouTuber recently uncovered a massive 12-million-year-old crab fossil sealed in rock.

Mamlambo Fossils filmed a timelapse as he intricately removed the rock enclosing the fossil.

"The species is a Tumidocarcinus giganteus from the mid-Miocene, around 12-million-years-ago," he told Newsflare.

"The prep took 208 hours and the processing of the 1200GB of 4K footage took another 20 hours and I still had to edit the video itself. All in, I think I have spent 250 hours on this project!" he added.

"The final weight of the crab is 7.3kg, more than 16kg of rock was removed chip by tiny chip," he concluded.

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May-24-2021
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