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Latest Petrified Forest Stories

2014-07-08 11:06:58

Tucked high in the Andes Mountains of northern Peru is a remarkable fossil locality: a 39-million-year-old petrified forest preserved in nearly pristine condition: stumps, full trees, leaves and all.

26,000 Acres Added To Petrified Forest National Park
2011-09-09 12:06:39

The U.S. government announced on Thursday it has decided to add 26,000 acres to the National Park Service's Petrified Forest National Park.

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2008-04-20 12:00:00

Petrified Forest National Park, about 100 miles east of Flagstaff off I-40, is centered around what is believed to be the world's largest concentrations of petrified wood, dating from some 225 million years ago.

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2007-05-08 06:00:00

Clyde Friend was bulldozing a driveway around his shop when he first saw them in the dirt: gleaming pieces of the past. A forest of stone, more than 15 million years old.

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2005-01-25 07:35:00

Researchers at a national science laboratory in south-central Washington have found a way to achieve in days what takes Mother Nature millions of years - converting wood to mineral.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.