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Ct's Petrified Forest

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Philosoraptor

Anyone hear of CT's petrified forest in Southbury? I might go for a hike to see if I could find any fossils in the woods near the sites they have been found. Most of the petrified trees there are a new species of conifer and work is still being done on another possible species. It being the only Mesozoic forest in New England (yet) makes me wonder where the creature fossils are as most trees are persevered by flash flooding/mudslides.

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Auspex

Sounds like it's worth reconnoitering. Be mindful that all the land belongs to someone or some agency, so don't get crosswise to rules or trespass laws.

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DoyouthinkhesaurusRex

Any other CT locations that may yield Petrified Wood?  I came across a rock that looked like it could be a section, on a hike. 

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Fossildude19

I've never found any.  :unsure: 

The petrified stump found in Southbury was found way back, in the, early 1800's. They were digging for coal when it was found, I believe.

I don't know about any petrified forest in the area. LINK

Unfortunately, ... I've never found anything in Southbury. :( 

 

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