Dr. Louis Jacobs
An intensive survey was conducted on HNZ land, a subsidiary of Hunt Inc., which owns the mineral rights to land located adjacent to the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States. The purpose of the survey was to log the position and characteristics of petrified wood to better protect the fossils from thieves and to assess the value of Hunt lands. A monetary value was assigned to each log based on color, condition, size, and other mitigating characteristics. Two broad categories of fossil logs were found on the land, alabaster and rainbow. Mineral composition and oxygen isotopes were analyzed to better understand the conditions under which these two categories were fossilized.
geology, Engaged Learning 2013
Earth Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
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Masterson, Kathleen, "Petrified Wood Survey of Land Adjacent to Petrified Forest National Park, AZ" (2013). Engaged Learning Collection. 11.