Petrified wood - Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
N 51° 18.792 E 009° 29.964
32U E 534806 N 5684773
Quick Description: Petrified wood in front of The Ottoneum, in Kassel.
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 9/29/2019 2:17:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM11CQM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 4

Long Description:
This petrified wood, just in fromt of the Ottomuseum, was found at Großalmerode and is approx. 24-15 millions years old and from from the miocene age.
Not much additional information was found of the exact location of the find, besides the name of the village.
The village can be foud at N51 15.520 E009 47.174

About Petrified wood
"Petrified wood (from the Greek root "petro" meaning "rock" or "stone", literally "wood turned into stone") is a type of fossil: it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (most often a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the wood. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen. Mineral-rich water flowing through the sediment deposits minerals in the plant's cells and as the plant's lignin and cellulose decayaway, a stone mould forms in its place."
(source: Wikipedia)

At this same site there is some Tertiary quartzite of 35-33 million years.

There is an eathcache here too!
What kinds of fossils are found here:
Petrified wood


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