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Red Dead Redemption 2 Dinosaur Bone locations

There are 30 Dinosaur Bones for keen collectors to seek out in RDR2.

Calling all amateur archaeologists! Red Dead Redemption 2 has many different types of collectible hidden across the Wild West, from Cigarette Cards to Dreamcatchers. This time around, however, Arthur Morgan is tracking down Dinosaur Bones.

There are sites thar Arthur can inspect to uncover Dinosaur Bones dotted all around the Red Dead Redemption 2 map. You'll need to find them all to complete sidequest A Test of Faith. So, here's where the Dinosaur Bones are in Red Dead Redemption 2.


Red Dead Redemption 2 Dinosaur Bones quest

To officially start collecting Dinosaur Bones in Red Dead Redemption 2, you will need to trigger the A Test of Faith mission. To do this, you first need to speak to the Paleontologist excavating fossils southeast of Horseshoe Overlook. You can find bones before this encounter, of course.

A Test of Faith is one of the quests you need to finish if you're trying to get 100% completion in Red Dead Redemption 2.

YouTuber Arrekz Gaming has put together a video detailing where to find all 30 Dinosaur Bones in Red Dead Redemption 2 which you can watch below.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Dinosaur Bones locations

Here are the Dinosaur Bones you'll find in New Austin:

A screenshot of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map that shows the locations of all Dinosaur Bones around New Austin
Image credit: MapGenie

Here are the Dinosaur Bones you'll find near Strawberry and Valentine:

A screenshot of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map that shows the locations of all Dinosaur Bones around Strawberry and Valentine
Image credit: MapGenie

Here are the Dinosaur Bones you'll find across Grizzlies East, Wapiti, and near Annesburg:

A screenshot of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map that shows the locations of all Dinosaur Bones around Grizzlies East and Annesburg
Image credit: MapGenie

Here are the Dinosaur Bones you'll find in The Heartlands:

A screenshot of the Red Dead Redemption 2 map that shows the locations of all Dinosaur Bones around The Heartlands
Image credit: MapGenie

Here's a gallery of the above map images so you can click through and see them all more clearly if needed.

Here are some precise locations for the Dinosaur Bones that are hardest to track down:

  • Heartlands Oil Field bone location - This bone is located at the bottom of a well beneath the oil derrick.
  • Cholla Springs High Desert bone location - Go to the base of the hill and you will find this bone inside a small rock wall.
  • Cholla Springs Jorge's Gap bone location - Head southwest of Jorge's Gap and you'll find this one on a hill, obscured by bushes.
  • Grizzlies O'Creagh's Run bone location - West of O'Creagh's Run, this bone is located on the ridgeline.
  • Big Valley Northern Cave bone location - This one is inside the cave at the bottom of Mount Hagen.

Thanks to RDR2map for the map of all Dinosaur Bones in the Wild West.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Dinosaur Bones rewards

There are 30 Dinosaur Bones in total and you will get rewards for reaching certain milestones. Here are the rewards (they spared no expense):

  • 1 Dinosaur Bone - Quartz Chunk
  • 15 Dinosaur Bones - Skull Statue
  • 30 Dinosaur Bones - Jawbone Knife

Once you're done collecting all 30 Dinosaur Bones in Red Dead Redemption 2, you get an invite to go to Deborah MacGuinness's ranch in Forwood Rise. It's here where you are presented with the Jawbone Knife.


If you're new to Red Dead Redemption 2, then check out our guides on how to level up and use Dead Eye and where to find the best horse.

Additionally, here's our guide to the best weapons in RDR2. If you want to get rich quick, or find a fence, then check out our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough.

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