PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK DOCUMENTARY

Located in northeastern Arizona roughly 100 miles east of Flagstaff, Petrified Forest National Park is known for colorful fossilized logs preserved for hundreds of millions of years in the ever changing environment of the area. In addition to petrified fossils, the park is also home to ancient Native American dwellings, some of the best preserved […]

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Petrified Forest Vacation Travel Video Guide

Travel video about destination Patrified Forest. An extensive, scant desert landscape surrounds the Petrified Forest National Park east of Arizona. In the middle of the desert-like Badlands is one of the U.S.A.’s most remarkable geological treasures, the Petrified Forest. Two million years ago this region was a swampland inhabited by various species of dinosaur. The […]

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What is Petrified Wood? How Does it Form? – Geology.com

Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal. What is Petrified Wood? How Does […]

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Russell-Zuhl Holyoke Petrified Wood Collection

The Russell-Zuhl Company at russellzuhl.com is the premier petrified wood dealer in the world. Based out of Holyoke, MA Ralph Thompson has been cutting and polishing the largest and most beautiful wood from Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. All collected and prepared in the United States, Ralph’s techniques have been honed and perfected over the last […]

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Petrified Wood – 15 million-year-old Petrified Tree

Geologist describes process that turned 15 million-year-old logs to stone near Vantage, Washington. http://hugefloods.com/ presents “2 Minute Geology” episode that tells the story of logs protected from lava by lake water. Today the beautiful petrified logs are on display at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park after being uncovered by the Ice Age Floods.

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park has the largest collection of fossilized trees in the world. 225 million years ago the trees, Araucarioxylon, Woodworthia, Schilderia, and others, fell into streams and washed into floodplains and mixed with silt, mud, and volcanic ash. Silica-laden groundwater seeped through the logs and replaced the wood tissue with silica. The silica […]

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