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One of Delaware's many mysteries is the petrified wood found near Odessa and Smyrna. The general consensus is that is cypress wood of some kind and it was buried under Pleistocene sediments. However, the origin of the wood and the age have yet to be figured out. Some say Miocene. Others say as old as Cretaceous. There are no other co-occurring fossils in the deposit to give any clues. The photo on the right was taken using a 395 nm UV lamp.
MetasequoiaOccidentalis posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHi All, I'm looking for good locations and formations of Fossil members of Cupressaceae and Araucariaceae, and any other conifer species that might apply, in the Western and Southwest United States. Any other known localities of good exposures of fossil flora in the US would be appreciated. I've visited John Day and the Chuckanut Formation, as well, so I'm already aware of those. Anybody know anything about LA Porte, California or Ione, California for fossil plants? Thanks in advance.
MetasequoiaOccidentalis posted a topic in Fossil IDPlanning a trip to Utah the next few weeks... Looking for Moriconia, Elatides, Brachyphyllum and any other related fossil conifer genera. Any tips on formations or locations would be appreciated!