Photos of First Fire-Scarred Petrified Wood

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Fire Stone

Credit: Bruce Byers
Once a doorstop, this rosy pink piece of petrified wood, from Utah's Chinle Formation, is actually a one-of-a-kind fossil. The curls of wood on either…Read More »

side hug a fire scar, the first such fossil ever found. [Read the full story]   Less «
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