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  1. bencoulter

    California Coast Petrified Wood ID

    Found this heavily mineralized rock on the California Coast (Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County). Looks like petrified wood, but I’m not sure if the “growth rings” are actually indicative of past tree growth, or if the lines are from some metamorphosed, sedimentary geologic origin. There appears to be some grain-like structure mixed in with the heavily silicated rock which leads me to lean towards an ID of petrified wood. Let me know your thoughts!
  2. greg117

    Saddle Mountain Mystery

    Hello! I found this on Sunday at Saddle Mountain in Eastern Washington. I would love some help with identifying it!
  3. Brandy Cole

    Proboscidean Tusk?

    When I first decided to picked this piece up I thought it was just an interesting looking chunk of petrified wood, but when I grabbed it, it felt and looked weirdly light and fragile. I pulled it out of the bag for cleanup today and noticed what looked like faint schreger lines. Pictures in the daylight made the lines look clearer, though it's hard for me to make out exactly how they run.
  4. Brandy Cole

    Petrified Wood with Inclusions?

    I found this piece a while back and picked it up due to its strange shape even though I couldn't identify it. I've mostly focused on learning how to ID Pleistocene fauna since that's mostly what I find. But now I'm trying to learn more about other things I may be overlooking. In several views, this looks like petrified wood to me. But the back view makes it look like it could just be weirdly shaped chert. One way or another, I haven't found anything quite like it. Hoping someone can help. @JohnJ Pic 1: Front Pic 2: Front view from the bottom Pic 3: Front vie
  5. 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
  6. Brandy Cole

    Ringing Rock or Petrified Wood?

    Yesterday, I was looking at this thread . And it reminded me of a piece a picked up back when I first started hunting. In many ways it resembled chert or possibly petrified wood, but the most notable difference was the sound. It makes a ringing sound when struck by metal. It even makes a distinctive high pitched 'tink' when I just tap it with a fingernail. Yesterday I told @FranzBernhard that I thought it was lighter weight than petrified wood. Now that I've managed to dig out the piece, I realize that the weight isn't necessarily different than petrified wood, but the
  7. Hi, I'm Frederick from Brunei & new here. I have found some strange items from the beach (ref attached photos for one of it which I aldy so some polished) and which some ppl said it's Borneo Amber but I found that's not much info or study about it in internet. Definitely it's not agate since it's abit soft (easy to be polished) but harder thn Copal..and it has some kind of scents & more stronger scents if rubbing it. I hv found some of it & their hardest vary... Sound like glass when slightly knock it.. May i know it's an amber or semi fossilized tree resin? Or it's petrified wood
  8. Brienna

    What is this??

    I found this on a recent trip to the Peace River here in Florida. I'm trying desperately to identify it. Is this a piece of petrified wood? I haven't read anywhere online that petrified wood has been found anywhere in Florida so I'm kinda stumped.
  9. Brandy Cole

    Dugong rib possible?

    I may be embarrassing myself here, but I can only learn if I ask. :-) I found a piece in the sandy gravel of South Texas that looks similar to dugong rib examples I've seen on the forum. While trying to identify it, I found an article online from October of 2020 that indicates people have found dugong fossils in Texas, but it seems like it's incredibly rare. I would think it may be especially unusual to find any this far inland. (Around Waller County, TX). But I do know that so far I've found a lot of pleistocene fauna fossils here that generall
  10. Item found September 5, 2021 on a gravel bar in the middle of Hoh River, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State. Hoh River is a glacier fed river coming off Mt Olympus. Item is light gray/green in color, approximately 12 cm long and between 3 to 5.5 cm in diameter. There are two small protuberances across from each other about 2/3 of the way from one end, and a less prominent lump on the end closest to the protuberances. The texture is quite porous, with the exception of one face of the item which is smoother, more dense, and shows lengthwise graining.
  11. ARandomFossil

    Possible petrified wood

    Hi all! Is this petrified wood? I found it while hiking in Jackson Hole, WY. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I’ve posted these pictures around Facebook but haven’t gotten very many responses. Thanks!
  12. gtdkate

    Petrified wood? Tusk?

    Hi, there! I’m so impressed by this forum. You all have given such good directions for how to post. Fingers crossed that I dotted all of my i’s and crossed all of my t’s. I purchased this at a local auction as part of a larger lot labeled “Rocks”. Auction was in Eastern Nebraska near Freemont. I would be so grateful for any insights as to what this is. — gtdkate
  13. Kellydm15

    Soft wood found in blasted rock

    This was found in blasted rock with shells, geodes on Vancouver Island. It is covered in some very thin hair like crystals and larger more solid quarts like crystals. It has a wood grain, very dark, charcoal like. I originally thought petrified wood but it is soft if you press your nail into it. Can anyone identify it for me? Thanks!
  14. I found this today on private land while hunting for calcite SE of Denver Colorado. It was in a gulch mostly buried by sand that is very quartz heavy. Please help with ID! It is very heavy!!!
  15. hndmarshall

    any ideas?...wood or horn?

    found in a gravel load from Brazos River west of Houston Texas
  16. I can’t remember where its from, it’s just part of our collection for forever.
  17. Found this little nugget while trekking through a tilled farm field. Curious as to what I have here. Any input will be appreciated.
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