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Added in: april 2006
Last Modified in: october 2011
Geology site description:
The trees have been preserved because of the high volcanic activity in the area around 15 to 20 milion years ago in the Miocene (part of the Neogene period). Complete trees have been preserved in the pyroclastic deposits. Seeds and leaves have also been found. The biggest log has a circumfence of more than 8 metres!
Since 1985 the fossil wood is a national naturemonument. Collecting fossils is strictly forbidden! In Greece fossil collecting is not allowed by law.
Petrified wood from Lesbos, collected before there was a ban on fossil hunting on the island.
Added by: Georockshop on 27-01-2017
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The island of Lesbos is located in the east of Greece, close to the Turkish coast. Sigri is located at the far west of the island. The fossil wood can be seen near Sigri in direction Antissa and Eressos.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this geology site.
Other locations in the area
Museum: Natural Histrory Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest
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