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200 million year old coral found in Wisconsin

ROSHOLT (WKOW)--Scientists are calling a central Wisconsin man's discovery a remarkable piece of history.

Bill Wolosek was digging in his backyard in Rosholt, near Stevens Point, two weeks ago when he found a piece of stone coral.

It dates back more than 200 million years.  

A scientist at the natural history museum at UW Stevens Point says the coral was once a piece of the Great Barrier Reef, but it broke off and was carried here by a glacier.

 

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