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[9 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
PETRIFIED WOODS OF NORTHERN BELIZE

Belize is home to scientifically intriguing, and potentially commercially valuable, petrified wood resources. Petrified wood fragments have been reported in the areas of Duck Run, Spanish Lookout, San Marcos, Iguana Creek, Buena Vista and Valley of Peace in the Cayo District and in an area west of San Felipe in the Orange Walk District. They are associated with sediments of the Red Bank group, a geological unit defined by G. Flores in 1952, which is comprised of clays, sands and chert.