Fossil Forest Saga Continues
Scott Elrick and John Nelson were interviewed by The Weather Channel and Smithsonian magazine during July 2008. The Weather Channel conducted a video interview of Scott Elrick underground at Peabody Energy's Vermilion Grove mine. Elrick explained the geologic story and showed the sites of the fossil forest discovered last year. The video interview was shown nationally multiple times during prime time viewing. Concurrently, John Nelson gave the same underground tour to a writer and photographer from Smithsonian magazine who was covering the fossil forest story. Both Nelson and Elrick also gave extensive interviews to the Smithsonian writer for a multi-page article on the discovery of the world's largest fossil forest.