InGen Database Description
The Sainte-Barbe pit, located in Bernissart, Belgium, and informally known as the 'Iguanodon Mines', was a coal mine that in 1878 was the source of a remarkable discovery: dozens of highly complete Iguanodon skeletons. At the time it was theorized that such a high concentration of multiple specimens in one area indicated that Iguanodon was a herd animal, though this is not the only explanation - it's possible multiple animals could have been drawn together and buried by a flash flood or mudslide.
The quarry was never fully excavated - even though at least 38 specimens were recovered - due to flooding problems, and disruption caused by World War 1.
- The Iguanodon Mine is the only in-game dig site in Belgium.
- The Iguanodon Mine was the second dig site added to continental Europe.