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Alpha Petrified Wood
Alpha, Barcaldine Area

Free Entry

07 4985 1207

Description

The volunteers at the Rowley Roberts Tourist Information Centre can show you examples of petrified wood and direct you to where you might see this in its natural setting.

Petrified wood is a type of fossil, in which the tissues of a dead plant are replaced with minerals (most often a silicate, such as quartz). The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood or woody materials suddenly become buried under sediment. Mineral-rich water flowing through the sediment deposits minerals in the plant's cells and as the plant's lignin and cellulose decays away, a stone cast is left in its place.

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The Centre is located west of Emerald in Alpha.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Activities

  • Fossicking
    Fossicking

Open Times

Note: Open From 0900 until 1200 Monday to Saturday.

Free Entry


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