Plant Fossil Wood

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Silica has preserved the wood’s internal structure in three dimensions. When looked at under a microscope, the growth rings tell us that rainfall was variable when the tree grew. It had some good growing seasons and others that were much poorer, presumaby due to lack of rainfall.

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Common name

Plant Fossil Wood

Type

Wood & Plants


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

142 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06627