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  1. jimm

    possible petrified fruit

    I found a 5 centimeter (2 inch) diameter rock in Oregon. When I hit it with a hammer (several times) it split perfectly in half. In the middle there was what appeared to be a seed - about the size, shape, and color of an apple seed. The rock had all these "carpels" or "rays", "flakes" coming out from the center. I sanded one half of the inside of the rock. I did not sand the outside. The outside is very hard. The inside is sort of flaky. The outside could not be scratched with a fingernail or coin. Acid did not make the rock fizz or do anything. Someone thought it might be a concretion but I d
  2. DrKrenobli

    Petrified Mushroom?

    Greetings. Location: Southern Washington State, in the Cascade Range, by a river. Geologic studies of the area suggest there was a massive landslide at this location over 1 million years ago. Present day it is a very wet area with lots of fungi. Material density and hardness appear identical to the petrified wood found at the same spot (highest concentration of petrified wood I've come across in the Cascade Range. I first thought it was wood until I noticed the direction of the lines seem to be perpendicular to how I'd expect tree rings to be. Reminds me of som
  3. Brad1978

    Petrified Sea Urchin

    I found this sea urchin recently and figured I would share it with the forum. Not sure if it's a newly discovered species but it's a pretty nice piece. It looks like it got partly smashed somehow before petrification. It was found just outside the city limits of Uvalde, Tx near a slough that runs into the Leona River. So far I only have one picture to post but I will get a shot of the underside when I find the right lighting.
  4. Clcano1983

    Please help identify

    Hello again! Found this today onboard Camp Pendleton…thoughts on what it might be?
  5. solo2150

    Petrified reptile head

    Just found wht is it
  6. Tom Carmichael

    Mammoth / Mastodon Tusk or Petrified Wood?

    Hello. I have an opportunity to purchase this item but I am not sure if it is a Mammoth or Mastodon Tusk or a piece of petrified wood? It is 36" long and weighs 97 pounds. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  7. Jlark18

    Possible petrified wood

    Found within creek bed in Orange County, California. Have had this one for some time now. Always thought it looked sort of like petrified wood but is difficult to tell. The answer may be more obvious to someone else. Appreciate any input. Thanks.
  8. Jlark18

    Petrified wood or Rock

    Fossilized wood or just plain old rock. Found within the Santiago Creek bed of Orange County, California. Any thoughts.
  9. KayTee

    Dinosaur Bone?

    Found this working in Utah. I think it looks like a fossilized bone (if that's even a thing) or something. Anyone know?
  10. sharkcollector

    Is this a piece of petrified wood

    I found this peace of rock that looked, in my opinion like a piece of wood. It was found on beach known to have wood fossils. I want to make sure what it is and if it is just a rock.
  11. Robert Sean King

    San Antonio Selection

  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. BridgetSawasky

    Petrified bone needs identification

    I found this petrified bone on my property in Southeast Michigan. Any ideas?
  17. 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
  18. Gregory McKnight

    Snake head rock

  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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!
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
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