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Eugene in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Petrified Wood

 
 
Petrified Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
1. Petrified Wood Marker
Inscription. This piece of petrified wood was found near the mouth of Moffett Creek when the Columbia River Highway was widened in 1950. The wood turned to stone as the fiber of the original tree, which lived during the early Miocene age (26 million years ago), was gradually replaced over time by the mineral silicon dioxide.

Donated by the Oregon State Highway Division
 
Location. 44° 2.57′ N, 123° 4.106′ W. Marker is in Eugene, Oregon, in Lane County. Marker can be reached from East 15th Avenue east of Agate Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eugene OR 97403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granite Glacial Erratic (here, next to this marker); The Collier House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Patterson Home Site / Animal House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ellis F. Lawrence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bristow Monument (approx. 8 miles away); Elijah Bristow (approx. 8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is found in the courtyard of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
 
Also see . . .  Prehistoric Wood (Prehistoric Oregon). (Submitted on October 29, 2016.)
 
Categories. Paleontology
 
Petrified Wood and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
2. Petrified Wood and Marker
Petrified Wood image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 26, 2016
3. Petrified Wood
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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