Nature Park Styrian Eisenwurzen (Austria – 2009)

Anniversary Exhibition – 10 years of GeoCentre Gams

Silicified Trees from European Geoparks

In it’s anniversary exhibition, the GeoCentre of Gams presents an exhibition of silicified wood from the Petrified Forest of Lesvos and the Bohemian Paradise, both members of the European Geoparks Network. Silica dyed by iron, copper or manganese has replaced the wood in silicified tree-trunks. Even after millions of years, the characteristic wood structures of conifers, deciduous trees or ferns can be recognized. This is demonstrated by slices of modern wood provided by the Austrian Forestry Museum of Großreifling.

May to October 2009, daily from 9-12, 13-16 pm

Location: GeoCenter Gams

Guided tour: Tel. +43 3637/206