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  1. Jlark18

    Petrified wood or Rock

    Fossilized wood or just plain old rock. Found within the Santiago Creek bed of Orange County, California. Any thoughts.
  2. Robert Sean King

    San Antonio Selection

  3. Suzrusk

    Petrified Mushroom Question

    Hello all, my dad acquired this item. He was told it was a petrified mushroom. Has anyone seen one of these or can confirm? thanks for your help
  4. Stevedebbie1226

    Fossilized Wood

    Hello all! I am new to this forum and felt I should repost my find here. A few days ago I saw this rock on the ground in our horse turn-out area. It certainly looks and feels like petrified wood, but I have never found any in Ohio before. I wondered if anyone else would know anything about petrified wood in northeast Ohio. Age of fossil? Type of tree? How common? Thanks for any input Steve
  5. John Carter

    Petrified fish?

    Dear Colleagues please help me figure it out. looks like a flint arrowhead. but no wonder, there are a large number of them. but it is interesting because there is inclusion inside .. personally, I clearly see the spine, head, gills, eye, and .. scales (. in the center of the fish, in the head and in the abdomen). but this is unrealistic, because animal organic matter is impossible in silicon rock. how to explain it? And is it even a fish? Thanks.
  6. Corey.haysom

    Is this bone or wood

    I dug this up on a riverbank in Australia where I live, after we had some huge flooding, yes it looks like a tree stump but it also looks like a bone in some places
  7. BridgetSawasky

    Petrified bone needs identification

    I found this petrified bone on my property in Southeast Michigan. Any ideas?
  8. L.S., Hopefully the collective knowledge of TFF community will once again prove able to identify something that has stumped me. This time I need your help with these curious stem fragments! A good friend of mine purchased these at a mineral show on the US mainland. The specimens potentially originate from Kane County, Utah, but this provenance is far from bulletproof. It is quite likely, however, that they come from somewhere within the USA. The stems exhibit a hollow centre, with a ribbed internal surface (pith structure?). None of the specimens show nodes or other signs of axial
  9. Gregory McKnight

    Snake head rock

  10. Mandarin

    Baltic Sea Teeth

    Hello all, I just found these two things on a beach of the Baltic Sea in Latvia. The bigger one could fool me because the black part is very much like wood, however the bottom part (the gum?) has an interesting texture. Also, I don’t know how to describe it but the bottom part feels almost sort of fresh, like it’s not very old…. While it’s hard and solid it still looks wet unlike other fossils I have held. Sounds silly but maybe it helps identifying it. Although the smaller one is very similar, I almost have no doubt that it’s a tooth or claw. From what I could find on the internet, m
  11. sawlog

    Petrified Fingertip

    Hello everyone, I found something that is a first of it's kind I've been told. This needs a close and careful look, so please examine all the details. And I can't wait to hear what everyone has to say on this one. I've been collecting rocks and fossils for 25+ years here in N.E. Minnesota. I found this on private property a few years back, and it sat in my collection until recently I looked at it again and seen it for what it really is finally. I am certain this is a petrified fingertip. And I know it's hard to believe, but take a close, and careful look at it please before
  12. Exoticminerallennial

    Fossil Expert in Southern California

    Greetings, is there anyone that could recommend a fossil expert located in Southern California that could come on site to certify a series of dinosaur fossils that have been uncovered. Specifically, petrified/opalized dinosaur fossils. Thanks in advance!
  13. My friend found this in a creek bottom here in central Iowa. He thinks it might be a petrified pearl inside a half oyester. Any thoughts? Maybe the muscle?
  14. tperry

    Flintstones Bowling Ball

    I'm at a loss on what this could be, I found this around Clearmont, Wyoming on the Clear Creek, northern Wyoming.
  15. Mnopali

    Is this petrified wood?

    I found these in Washington County Maryland (live in Central PA) while staying at an Airbnb. They were lying in and around a small creek. I've never seen anything like these before. I kept thinking they were peices of wood but was surprised to find them to be rocks when I picked them up. I also found this large peice of quartz? I have no idea so what do you all think?
  16. forest coderre

    Is this Petrified wood?

    Hi, I’m new to attempting to find pet wood. Was wondering if this could be an example. Found in b.c Canada
  17. minnbuckeye

    Petrified Blue Forest

    I had the opportunity to cruise around Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah on my own for 5 days The first day of my fossil hunting excursion was to be spent at the Petrified Blue Forest site in Western Wyoming. Having been there before, I knew fragments of wood abound, many carrying the blue agate on it. But I was determined to find a “large” log this trip. I had researched how to up my odds and stopped at a hardware store the night before and purchased a shovel as step one. So early that morning, I found myself looking out at the vastness of this “forest” thinking where to start.
  18. BipolarBuffalo

    Please help id this little feller

    I found this about a year ago in a farmers field in central/mid Michigan, US. It is rather light. Not much weight to it. Thanks for any help!
  19. Hello there! I was looking around the Fossil ID sections and saw a post about a piece of petrified wood which looks very close to this unidentified bit I found on a beach in Calvert Cliffs state park in Maryland. Does anyone have any information that can definitively classify this as petrified wood? Thanks in advance!
  20. Riceh

    What is this please?

    Any ideas . Thanks I'm clueless I think it's organic and very petrified.
  21. This looks like a bone to me. Please help me figure out what these are
  22. mary61948

    Help identify please

    Can anyone help figure out what these heavy rocks are?
  23. I found this amazing fossil and I've just been so interested in it! I think it might be an aquatic reptile of which I can't remember the name of but it was found in a watery rocky sewer area near where I reside. I noticed it looked like an animal and took it home. I've washed it and took these pictures and really would love it if someone could help me identify it. Thanks
  24. diginupbones

    Petrified wood?

    Wondering if this is petrified wood and if so, what would cause the strange texture? Found in north central Nebraska where I have found many other pieces that actually look like wood. Thanks
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