Find All 30 Dinosaur Bone Locations in RDR2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Dinosaur Bone Location Guide

Dinosaur Bone is a special collectible in Red Dead Redemption 2. There is a side mission in the game called "A Test of Faith" which requires you to collect a total of 30 Dinosaur Bones. You can trigger this side mission at the start of Chapter 2, all you have to do is speak to a stranger excavating fossils just southeast of Horseshoe Overlook. In this RDR2 Dinosaur Bones Location guide, we are going to show to where to find all 30 Dinosaur Bone Locations in RDR2. This collectible is worth collecting as you unlock a special reward - a Jawbone Knife.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Dinosaur Bone Location Guide

RDR2 Dinosaur Bones Location

This side-quest is not as simple as it sounds. Here's how you have to collect the Dinosaur Bone, and how to cash-in it for your final reward: Jaw Bone Knife.

"The paleontologist, Deborah MacGuiness, asks you to find 30 dinosaur bones throughout the country and to mail their coordinates to her from any post office. As you reach certain milestones in this activity Deborah will provide rewards. Check out the details of the rewards below.

Dinosaur Bone Rewards | RDR2 Dinosaur Bones Location
  • Location Mailed 1: Quartz Chunk Reward
  • Location Mailed 15: Skull Statue Reward
  • Location Mailed 30: Deborah MacGuiness' Invitation, Jawbone Knife.
Where And How To Get Jawbone Knife | RDR2 Dinosaur Bones Location

When you complete the assignment (i.e. collected all Dinosaur Bone), she will send you a letter. Collect it at a post office and read it to obtain an invitation at her ranch at Firwood Rise in Cumberland Forest. Travel there and enter the barn to meet her and receive your final reward: the Jawbone Knife."

Where To Find All 30 Dinosaur Bone Locations In RDR2

The location of all 30 Dinosaur Bone is marked in the Red Dead Redemption 2 map below. We also have a text version of the guide below as well, combine the two and you have the locations of all Dinosaur Bone in RDR2. Check them out below.

Dinosaur Bone Location 1

  • Name: Heartlands Oil Field Bone Location.
  • Where To Find: At the bottom of the well underneath the oil derrick.

Dinosaur Bone Location 2

  • Name: Heartlands Dewberry Creek Bone Location.
  • Where To Find: Just west of Dewberry Creek, in the open.

Dinosaur Bone Location 3

  • Name: Scarlett Meadows Dewberry Creek Bone Location.
  • Where To Find: Just South of Dewberry Creek, in the open.

Dinosaur Bone Location 4

  • Name: Heartlands Grassy Hill Bone Location.
  • Where To Find: On a grassy hill, in the open.

Dinosaur Bone Location 5

  • Name: Big Valley Rocky Slope Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On a rocky hill, in the open

Dinosaur Bone Location 6

  • Name: Grizzlies Rock Wall Bone Location
  • Where To Find: At the base of the rock cliff.

Dinosaur Bone Location 7

  • Name: Heartlands Cliff Face Bone Location
  • Where To Find: At the base of the rock cliff

Dinosaur Bone Location 8

  • Name: Heartlands Abandoned Shack Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On the ground, just south of the cabin

Dinosaur Bone Location 9

  • Name: Cholla Springs High Dessert Bone Location
  • Where To Find: Inside a small rock wall at the base of the hill.

Dinosaur Bone Location 10

  • Name: Cholla Springs Jorge's Gap Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On a small hill southwest of Jorge's Gap, partly hidden by bushes.

Dinosaur Bone Location 11

  • Name: Hennigan's Stead Pike's Basin Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On the slightly elevated plateau at the west end of the canyon.

Dinosaur Bone Location 12

  • Name: Hennigan's Stead San Luis River Bone Location
  • Where To Find: Just above the river shore, to the north of the small islet.

Dinosaur Bone Location 13

  • Name: Cumberland Forest Six Point Overlook Bone Location
  • Where To Find: At the top of the cliff, just at the edge.

Dinosaur Bone Location 14

  • Name: Grizzlies Calumet Ravine Bone Location
  • Where To Find: Caught in the red rocky outcrop, near the top of the hill.

Dinosaur Bone Location 15

  • Name: Grizzlies Dakota River Ledge Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On a small ledge just below the top of the cliff.

Dinosaur Bone Location 16

  • Name: Grizzlies Northern Boundary Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On a grassy hill, in the open.

Dinosaur Bone Location 17

  • Name: Grizzlies O'Creagh's Run Overlook Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On the ridgeline, directly west of O'Creagh's Run.

Dinosaur Bone Location 18

  • Name: Roanoke Ridge Overlook Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On a small rocky plateau, south of the railway bridge

Dinosaur Bone Location 19

  • Name: Cumberland Forest Bacchus Station Bone Location
  • Where To Find: Next to a stone spike at the top of the rock cliff southwest of Bacchus Station.

Dinosaur Bone Location 20

  • Name: Roanoke Ridge Valley Overlook Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On the cliff that overlooks the path heading down toward the Brandywine Drop waterfall.

Dinosaur Bone Location 21

  • Name: Roanoke Ridge Kamassa Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On the intermediate level of the cliffs on the west side of Kamassa River.

Dinosaur Bone Location 22

  • Name: Roanoke Ridge Van Horn Bone Location
  • Where To Find: A thick bone on the ground, at the edge of a clearing

Dinosaur Bone Location 23

  • Name: Heartlands Northern Boundary Bone Location
  • Where To Find: At the top of the cliff, close to the edge

Dinosaur Bone Location 24

  • Name: Big Valley Beryl's Dream Overlook Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On rocky terrain, about halfway up Mount Shann, where the path winds in an approximate "S" shape.

Dinosaur Bone Location 25

  • Name: Heartlands Southern Gorge Bone Location
  • Where To Find: Follow the bed of the dried-up river adjacent to the oil derrick: the bone is near the top of the hill.

Dinosaur Bone Location 26

  • Name: Big Valley Northern Cave Bone Location
  • Where To Find: Inside a cave at the bottom of Mount Hagen.

Dinosaur Bone Location 27

  • Name: Rio Bravo Del Bolo Rock Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On the small slope near the eastern tip of Rio Del Bolo Rock.

Dinosaur Bone Location 28

  • Name: Rio Bravo San Luis River Bone Location
  • Where To Find: On the big rock plateau overlooking Fort Mercer

Dinosaur Bone Location 29

  • Name: Gaptooth Ridge North Tumbleweed Bone Location
  • Where To Find: At the top of the cliff overlooking the canyon, on the east side.

Dinosaur Bone Location 30

  • Name: Gaptooth Ridge SOuth Tumbleweed Bone Location
  • Where To Find: At the southeast of the plateau overlooking Tumbleweed.
Dinosaur Bone Locations In RDR2 Map

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