Pike Petrified Forest, Colorado
This Section Weighs Five Tons And Measures 7 1/2 Feet
In Diameter. The Original Tree, Estimated To Have
Been 200 Feet Tall, Was Part Of A Sub-Tropical Forest
55 to 70 Million Years Ago In What Is Now Colorado.
Scientists Believe It To Be From The Redwood Of Sequoia
Species. During Some Prehistoric Era A Cataclysmic
Upheaval Caused Silica Laden Water To Overspread The
Living Forest. Wood Cells Were Changed During The
Course Of Time To Sandstone. Opals Were Formed
Within The Tree Trunk Itself.
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