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Old April 28th, 2016 #63
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Nova Scotia home to oldest known pine tree fossils

'It's generally not a eureka moment, where you look at it and you know what it is,' paleontologist says

Nova Scotia can lay claim to the oldest known pine tree fossils, which date back to the time of the dinosaurs.

The fossils, which measure between seven and 20 millimetres and are approximately 140 million years old, were discovered in a gypsum quarry near Windsor that is operated by Fundy Gypsum.