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How to Find a Fossil

Hint: Look Down - A student once found a valuable fossil just by looking down. Now a paleontologist has discovered some extraordinary fossils by looking at his kitchen counter.

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Ancient Trees...in Coal Mines?

Deep in the deserted coal mines of Illinois lie?fossil forests!

These were some of the first forests on earth and have now all turned to stone, stretching for many miles?mostly on the ceilings of the mines.

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Valuable Fossil Found Under Ping Pong Table

Three years ago, a college student in Arizona found a rare fossil because he happened to look down while walking on the sidewalk. Now, at another university?this time in Canada?a new faculty member found a cache of valuable fossils?stuffed under a ping pong table.

One of these is a pregnant fossil of an ancient dolphin-like creature...

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