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  1. I've noticed that despite finding loads of petrified wood deep in East Texas (around Jasper, just east of Lake Sam Rayburn), I've never heard of any vertebrate material being uncovered in the area. I specifically spend a lot of time hunting petrified wood on the catahoula formation ( which is Oligocene) when I'm there, and there's definitely no shortage of said petrified wood. If so many trees are fossilized, shouldn't there be fossils of the animals that lived along side them too?
  2. 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
  3. Tetradium

    100_9139

    From the album: Platteville to Decorah formation Ordovician Twin Cities

    Yesterday I went on first fossiling trip of the year. Its one of a pretty small timeframe in which I am able to accessible certain sites as thaws are happening but marshlands are frozen. Two years in row found a sizable agate in very different locations - last year was on a sandy road recently constructed up north Minnesota. This agate (right side) is hardly chipped. The left side is typical twin cities glacial deposited japser - certain sites far north Minnesota produces superior quality jaspers by compare. This one is much more smooth on one side and more redder than usual
  4. boomershouse

    Rock, mineral type need help

    I keep running across this rock or mineral not sure what it is. Number one has a miniature cavity/geode.
  5. The Mushroom Whisperer

    Fossil bone or interestingly shaped jasper?

    Hello everyone, I found this in Washington State, Pleistocene, near Mason County. Suggestive piece of jasper or fossil bone? And I apologize for not using metric. I couldn't find my other measurer... Your thoughts would be appreciated. Chris
  6. Mykkhul97

    Is this Stromatolite

    I am not sure what it is. Maybe Stromatolite? Dense piece. The coloration looks like it with the red.
  7. A few more samples from another area near Fallon, NV I believe is Petrified Wood or other? Thank you.
  8. Trilobiting

    Fossil ID

    Yesterday, I visited the famous Moenkopi Dinosaur Tracks site. The lady to guided me pointed out shiny rocks, which she said were jasper fossil corals. She let me collect them while I was being guided. I'm sure the pieces are jasper, but I'm not sure of they're pieces of coral. Are they? In addition, there were some other things she pointed out, such as dinosaur eggs, skulls, coprolites, and vertebrae. I already knew these were suggestively shaped pieces of sandstone. I'm sure this misinformation wasn't on purpose, though.
  9. Jdeutsch

    geology question

    I was in an agate field in South Dakota just south of Badlands Park. Cretaceous era. I collected a few not-so-special agates and some jasper, and the pictured rock, which I thought was wind polished jasper- but it broke and had what looks to be brachiopods inside. I assume this is sedimentary or metamorphic. What is the relation between the agates in this region and the kind of specimen here? Why are there so many agate fields in this area of S Dak?
  10. winnph

    Petrified wood?

    I found this on a beach on Puget Sound the other day. The parallel grain caught my eye as possibly petrified wood, but there are tons of various jaspers and agates and such on the beaches here, so it's hard to be sure. I took photos from a couple angles after I'd sanded a couple faces lightly with sandpaper. Thoughts?
  11. Naughtistic

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    From the album: Naughtistic fossils and rocks

    Another picture of a chunk of jasper
  12. Naughtistic

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    From the album: Naughtistic fossils and rocks

    One of many pieces of jasper I collected on The North Saskatchewan River
  13. A few months ago, I traveled to Jasper, Texas for a family event. On the drive home, I took a side road about fifteen minutes North of Jasper and found a creek that looked interesting. The creek was flowing well, and there was a lot of material in the creek bed with water rushing over it. The attached pictures show specimens that I collected from the creek that day. From the locale and appearance, I had thought these to be Palmoxylon. However, in looking at numerous online images, I wasn’t able to find any petrified palm that looked quite like these samples. I’m thinking that this may ju
  14. Phillyrockhound

    Costa Rica Trip Nov. 2014

    Just returned from the wonderful country of Costa Rica. The trip was to celebrate my grandmothers 80th birthday! Being this was a family trip, I had limited time for any "back country" explorations, missing too many suppers would not have gone over well!! So I decided I would take day trips to as many beaches as possible, and consider all info collected for a future trip if anything really caught my eye. We were staying in a villa in Manuel Antone. I walked the local beaches all the way up to Quepos and paid special attention to low tide coral that would trap anything washed up. The current
  15. Got some samples of things you can find in the ever-shrinking Neosho river banks. Is that a crab and tooth concretion? And what's the impression of? Can anyone help with ID on the rocks too?
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