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I recently just visited the University of Utah and they have a large display of petrified wood from all over. Here are some of them.935F2D3A-CE52-408A-BD5E-A583E5EC456C.thumb.jpeg.1c09a1effae7a9858d36762c74986f10.jpeg

large logs by the stairs

 

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Unfortunately, the glass case they had these in was very reflective so bare with me.

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I quite like the red one as you can see the growth rings.

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An Australian specimen 

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There’s clam borings on this one which means this had to have been in the water for a decent amount of time then sank and was preserved which is very cool to see. If I had to choose one to take home, this would be it. It too, has growth rings preserved quite nicely.

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A cross section through a log. You can see the knots in the wood 

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The reds and purples in this one is fantastic

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Tidgy's Dad

Very pretty and very interesting. :)

How great to have a section dedicated to fossilized wood. 

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41 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Very pretty and very interesting. :)

How great to have a section dedicated to fossilized wood. 

And the variety of localities they are from is amazing.

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Ludwigia

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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3 hours ago, UtahFossilHunter said:

A cross section through a log. You can see the knots in the wood 

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Love this one with the knots and different cross section view than the typical round trunk slice.

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Bronzviking

They are all beautiful specimens, thanks for photographing and posting! :)

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goatinformationist

Thanks so much for sharing this with the rest of us.  Honestly, all the way from Utah!

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One more

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26 minutes ago, Bronzviking said:

Love this one with the knots and different cross section view than the typical round trunk slice.

I found it pleasing as well. It looks more analogous to modern wood to me then the others.

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