Cave Near Chicago Full of Ancient Wonders

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Cave Near Chicago Full of Ancient Wonders

Postby Scott Shaw » May 8, 2007 7:26 am

North America's oldest conifer tree and some ancient scorpion parts are among the fossil treasures found in a newly discovered cave in Illinois.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20070505/sc_livescience/cavenearchicagofullofancientwonders
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Postby NZcaver » May 19, 2007 7:17 pm

Funny - I just saw this same article reported as "new" news on Yahoo today.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/200 ... entwonders

Same author, same text, everything. Slow news day, perhaps? :roll:
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Postby Wayne Harrison » May 19, 2007 8:38 pm

Ah.. I think it's "new" on LiveScience... and Yahoo pulls their RSS feed.
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Postby NZcaver » May 19, 2007 10:19 pm

Wayne Harrison wrote:Ah.. I think it's "new" on LiveScience... and Yahoo pulls their RSS feed.

But apparently it was "new" on LiveScience on May 5 and May 14... :shock: (Try clicking each link - same article, different date.)

Oh well, at least the story is getting out I suppose. :grin:
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Postby Illinois Caver » May 20, 2007 10:24 am

I haven't heard much about this little find. I'm curious where it is, generally.

My question is... it apears from the accompanying photo that the cave is actually an ancient cave that has subsequently been filled in with material and lithified.

I would be interested in seeing more about it.

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