Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closely at Petrified Tree And Finds Bones of Great Beasts
The remains of a petrified forest, an intact mastodon skull, and more were found on the banks of the Mokelumne River watershed in California.
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One of the biggest California fossil discoveries ever made has been found to include the remains of ancient mastodon, fish, and other mammals.
Encased amid the fossilized remains of a petrified forest, they were discovered by a local government ranger in the Mokelumne River watershed south east of Sacramento—and are now making headlines around the world of paleontology.
Thought to be from the Miocene Era of around 10 million years ago, ranger Greg Francek at the East Bay Municipal Utility District was in the area for work when he found the first fossilized tree, half buried in the soil.