This same process, with the added factors of mineral enriched water and
open-grained wood like oak, results in the creation of petrified wood.
In Texas I see mostly oak preserved as petwood. In other areas I suspect
other petwoods, such as hickory, might be prevalent.
"It is a mystery wrapped in a riddle shrouded in an enigma powdered
with a paradox with little shiny sprinkles of bemusement on top."
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 09:46:02 -0500
From: Dirk Wright <wright@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [OM] Re: [OT] Huon Pines, etc.
...Underwater logging is fast becoming a huge business. Here in the
'states, just as in many other places in the world, logs were floated down
river to a mill. Well, many of them sank....and they were all old growth
prime timber. If the water is deep enough and cold enough, most anything
will not rot, so there is much of this going on in Lake Superior and in
Canada. Rot resistant speices like Cypress are being logged underwater in
the southeast US...
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