Comment on "Non-Mineralized Fossil Wood" by George E. Mustoe (Geosciences, 2018)
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We were pleased to see the summary article in Geosciences on fossil wood by George E. Mustoe , which does a very nice job of illuminating general conditions and characteristics of ancient wood preserved in various geological environments, some of which we have worked on. Although the introduction states that the “paper provides a detailed review of fossil wood occurrences where tissues have not been mineralized”, it is not all-inclusive and falls somewhat short of this claim. It does, however, illustrate both a broad spectrum of circumstances in which this ancient wood is preserved and representative micro-anatomy of the wood. In the interest of accuracy, we respectfully offer a few comments provided below, which are intended to clarify or correct some minor aspects of what has been presented.