Petrified wood

Penn Dixie’s petrified wood represents organic materials that have been replaced by the mineral calcite. Carbon impurities in the calcite give the fossils a dark color. The wood likely came from primitive plants such as lycophytes, horsetails, and ferns.

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Petrified wood; 9.5 cm long. Collected from the North Evans Limestone by Jerry Bastedo.

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