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Hello TFF, I purchased this relatively inexpensive specimen at Mineralfest this past fall, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me more about it. The seller informed me it could possibly be from Madagascar, but was transparent in admitting that she couldn't confirm for sure. It was with other pieces of petrified wood that were brown, but I was drawn to this one due to the red hues. I think it's agatized, and it looks "glassy," although there are too many impurities to shine a cell phone light through it. One side is polished, and I put water on the rougher backside to show mor
redleaf101 posted a topic in Nova ScotiaHere's a rare event: the actual legal extraction of a fossil specimen from the UNESCO Joggins Fossil Cliffs, on behalf of St. Mary's University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) in December 2011. Only holders of a Heritage Permit provided by the provincial government can work at the site. This post doesn't really describe the whole Joggins site, but only an event that occured. There will be a future post on the entire fossil site at one point in the future Here's how it went... [from my blog: http://redleafz.blogspot.ca] I was invited by my friend Matt to partake in some field work at the Joggins f
redleaf101 posted a topic in Nova ScotiaContinuation of Part 1... Anytime now! Getting in position Andrew cautiously watches the event unfold "Ooooooooooooooh!!!" Done! The scaffoldings rocked for a bit when the tree rolled onto the boards and then on the side, but the close to 400 pounds of hard rocky awesomeness stayed put, mostly in one piece! We were able to collect any loose sediments that had dislodged and could be important for future study. We stored any loose ends in sample boxes and proceeded in figuring out how the heck to bring this monster down to ground level! The guys came to the conclusion that, wit