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rockminx_8-4-3

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Abstract

Jurassic. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay by 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. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood and cellular structures.

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Image

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image/jpeg

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UT Department of Environmental Sciences

Geographical Area

Sundance, WY

Institution

The University of Toledo

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

LC Subject

environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions

Keywords

virtual exhibition; science;

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