Fact Tuesday: Permineralization

This is the first regular feature of this blog: Fact Tuesday! Each Tuesday I will post a quick little science fact.

It’s Fact Tuesday! I’ve started asking fellow employees of the Saskatchewan Science Centre to tell me their favourite science fact. Here is one from Outreach Explorer Jayne:

Permineralization, the process of becoming a fossil, does not necessarily take millions of years. Objects can permineralize quite quickly, but in order to be considered a fossil, an object must be at least 10,000 years old.

Definition of fossils from our Dino Ranch exhibit

Definition of fossils from our Dino Ranch exhibit

Stay curious,
Collette

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