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BADLANDS: PETRIFIED WOOD<br />
Petrified Forest National Park<br />
225mil yrs ago(late Triassic) Desert was a flood plain located near equator. Fallen trees covered by water, silt & volcanic ash kept the wood from oxygen & decay. Silica bearing ground water seeped into logs encasing wood tissue & eventually crystallizing

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BADLANDS: PETRIFIED WOOD
Petrified Forest National Park
225mil yrs ago(late Triassic) Desert was a flood plain located near equator. Fallen trees covered by water, silt & volcanic ash kept the wood from oxygen & decay. Silica bearing ground water seeped into logs encasing wood tissue & eventually crystallizing

Copyright:© 1996 Michael Dalton - Fundamental Photographs

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