Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, March 27, 2017

Petrified Trees

I've posted about the Florissant Fossil Beds in the past - it's one of the greatest fossil beds ever discovered. Here are a couple of petrified trees.
These are redwood trees, preserved in a volcanic eruption around 35 million years ago.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, those petrified trees look so interesting!

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  2. Oh wow....that is really neat. I have never seen anything like that before.

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  3. That first photo is incredible.

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  4. Love the first shot ~ great photos of the petrified trees ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a fun week ~ thanks ~ ^_^

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  5. Hi Al, those are fantastic evidences of the past. That means they are submerged in lava when that happened M years ago, and now that level is already the leftover of the degree of erosion. I am tempted to touch and get a pinch of that petrified wood.

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  6. Wow - what an incredible age those petrified trees are!

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  7. I've seen a few petrified forest in Napa; they're fascinating.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  8. Have hear about that place before but didn't know what can found in there. Thanks for the pictures!

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  9. I had no idea there were petrified redwoods anywhere.
    Very interesting!

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  10. I didn't remember your earlier posts on this -- did go to the Wiki Link for which I thank you. What a very interesting place.

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  11. I want to visit this area again, Al. We were so close when we wer ein Cripple Creek last summer. It looks so interesting!

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