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

Posted On March 5, 2017 at 1:10 am by / No Comments

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 it Form? – Geology.com

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