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Rare fossils in India threatened

By Salman Ravi
BBC News, Sahebganj, Jharkhand

Geologist Syed Raza Imam Rizvi points to a fossil lying by the roadside
Geologists are calling for an immediate ban on stone mining in the area

A treasure trove of history preserved by nature for millions of years in eastern India is threatened with extinction.

Plant fossils, scattered all over the Rajmahal Hills in Sahebganj district of Jharkhand state, are fast finding their way into the hundreds of crusher machines that are reducing them into stone chips to be used in road construction.

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