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Hiking and rock hounding around Albuquerque plus petrified wood
March 24, 2021
Hiking among petrified logs
April 22, 2020
BACKGROUNDPetrified wood is created by precipitation of the mineral quartz from groundwater that flows through the wood after it is buried in sediment. Quartz replaces the wood, often preserving its fine cellular texture. The variety of colors of petrified wood results from impurities within the quartz crystals.
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