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Fossilized Coral Found 6000 Feet Above See Level, Arizona!

Would you believe I found these at around 6,000 feet above sea level on one of the mountaintops surrounding the Verde Valley, in Arizona?! This fossilized coral, also known as “agatized coral,” is a natural gemstone produced as ancient coral gradually becomes agate. Remember, coral is a marine animal, and it is their skeletons that …

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Ancient Plants And Shells

At one point all this was underwater! As plants and animals died, their hard remains were buried in the sediment. Long after the water had retreated, wind and rain eroded the stone that covered them. Today you can find many small plant and animal fossils—and if you’re lucky, shark teeth! I found various shells and …

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