Chemnitz petrified forest


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Most of the trunks are exhibited in the Museum of Natural History in the Chemnitz department store Kulturkaufhaus Tietz (DAStietz), including slices of trunks with polished edges. A small collection can be seen also on Zeißstraße. In 1996 another petrified trunk was found in the Hilbersdorfer corridor. Since April 4, 2008 searches on a plot on the Frankenberger street found more trunks. There researchers discovered Arthropitys bistriata, a previously undiscovered type of Calamites, giant horsetails that are ancestors of modern horsetails, with multiple branches. This exceptional find received the 2010 Fossil of the Year award of the German Paleontological Society. It was integrated into the permanent collection.


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