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Braunkohle-Baumstamm - Bonn, NRW, Germany
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N 50° 43.584 E 007° 05.396
32U E 365189 N 5621140
Quick Description: Fossiler Baumstumpf eines Mammutbaums vor dem Goldfuß-Museum des paläontologischen Instituts der Uni Bonn.---Fossil tree stump of a mammoth tree, located in front of the paleontologically Goldfuß-Museum Bonn.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 4/30/2017 4:09:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMVKKM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Auf den fossilen Baumstumpf eines Mammutbaums wird im Rahmen des Paläo-Parcours des Goldfuß-Museums des paläontologischen Steinmann-Instituts der Universität Bonn hingewiesen.

Auf der Infotafel heißt es: "Obwohl sich dieser Stamm eines Mammutbaums wie frisches Holz anfühlt, wuchs er vor 10.000.000 (sprich: zehn Millionen) Jahren im Rheinland und ist damit ein Fossil. Weil er damals im Moor versank, ist er als Braunkohle gut erhalten. In Nordrhein-Westfalen wird heute viel Braunkohle abgebaut, um sie in Kraftwerken zu verbrennen und so Strom zu erzeugen. Heute sind solche Bäume bei uns ausgestorben, aber über 100 m hohe Mammutbäume gibt es noch im Westen der USA."

The fossil stump of a mammoth tree is mentioned within the Palaeo-course of Goldfuß-Museum at the Steinmann-Institute, University Bonn.

The information-plaque says, "Although this stem of a mammoth tree feels like fresh wood, it grew 10,000,000 years ago (ten million years) in the Rhineland and is thus a fossil. Because it was sunk in the moor, it is well preserved as a brown coal. In North Rhine-Westphalia, today a lot of brown coal is mined, in order to burn it in power plants and thus to generate electricity. Today such trees are extinct, but there are more than 100 m high mammoth trees in the West of the USA."
What kinds of fossils are found here:
The Goldfuß-Museum at the Steinmann-Institute, University Bonn exhibits fossils from all over the world.

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