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Arizona State Symbols - State Fossil Petrified Wood

Northeast Arizona has an abundance of petrified wood - much of this land is owned by the Navaho Nation, the Bureau of Land Management or private owners.  But, there is a great place to go see the colorful petrified wood - The Petrified Forest National Park.  This park is known for fossils of trees that grew in the region during the Late Triassic Period, about 225 million years ago.  Many other fossils and gological formation can be seen in the park.  The earliest inhabitants documnted arrived here about 8000 years ago and there are over 600 archeological sites in the par

More About Alaska and Rockhounding

While looking for information on their minerals, fossils and gemstones, I found out a couple of interesting things I thought I would share. The work Alaska, comes from an Aleut word Alyeska meaning "great land." Also, and this was too cute to resist, the state dog is the Alaskan malamute and the state page had this picture of a puppy.

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