Sunday, April 26, 2015

A chunk of Petrified Wood

When a tree is buried in mud, sand, gravel or volcanic ash quickly and deeply as a result of a floor, volcanic eruption or other catastrophic event, it will fossilize. This process is called petrification, in which organic material in the tree is replaced my minerals. Petrified Wood is found worldwide and can help scientists determine the environment of the past because the petrification process can protect the original composition of the wood with complete detail. 

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