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Notice of Do NOT TAke - Petrified Forest National Park

Notice of Do NOT TAke

Do NOt Touch to TAke

There are pamphlets given out to all tourists to forewarn not to take any petrified wood. It says a piece in the gift shop costs $5 while the fine if caught is over $325. They are serious and advise other tourists to report any site of people taking rock pieces. There have been thousands of pounds taken over the years. The Park SErvice calculates they still "lose" 2,000 pounds of rock a month. WOW. There are similar fines for walking on ruins, destroying natural features, of taking Indians artifacts.

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  • Written Oct 18, 2009
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