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Blue Forest, Wyoming


During the Early Eocene a subtropical forest grew along the shores of ancient Lake Gosiute. Read the following articles to learn how the trees growing in this ancient landscape became mineralized forming the petrified wood deposit known as the Blue Forest in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.


Mineralogy of Eocene Fossil Wood from the "Blue Forest" Locality, Southwestern Wyoming, United States

The Blue Forest of Ancient Lake Gosiute: Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Blue Forest Limb Wyoming EoceneBlue Forest Limb
5.5 cm diameter
Green River Formation

Sweetwater County Wyoming, USA

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