Ammonite miners dig up 74-million-year-old fish fossil in southern Alberta

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Michael Shideler's day-to-day work is what most little kids dream of doing when they grow up — using big machinery to search for fossils. But last month, the superintendent of Enchanted Designs ammonite mine near Lethbridge, Alta., was on site when his crew dug up a different special find: a 74-million-year-old "enchodus" fish.