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Found 231 results

  1. Petrified mushroom?

    Found this on a dirt field https://vsco.co/zerdna/images/1
  2. My father found this in the mid 70s in Eastern NM off the side of a road after a rain storm. He thinks it washed out from the ground. It is larger than a fist and very dense. The white is paint my dad accidentally got on it. Looks like a rope tied around it and cross crossed; 2 areas look knotted. I wondered if it is a petrified drinking apparatus. Any ideas?
  3. Paleozic aged fossils ID

    Hello, can you please identify what type of fossil wood or bog perhaps? found near Lyon County. The last picture shows the size of specimens dry. Thank you. Paleozoic Coniferous swampland Nevada
  4. Going through a forgotten corner of the basement last night I stumbled upon a box with some of my grandfather's "rocks" that my grandmother gave me when she sold her house and moved in with my mom a few years ago. As far as we (my grandmother, mom, and myself) know these were all found in Maryland. He worked for the state dot for years as a bridge inspector so they could be from anywhere in the state. The lighter 2 pieces I am confident that they are petrified wood, the brown/red looking one I am not as sure. The brown/red piece's outside is almost like spaghetti noodles laying tight against each other for lack of a better description.
  5. Baby T. Rex petrified

    Here are pictures of my baby t rex. The skull seems to match with sues very well. You can clearly see the spine and legs as well. Picture 1 is the belly and hind left leg and pubic region. Pic 2 is top view with head closest to u. Pic 3 is side profile. I used red light to highlight the features
  6. Sandstone or petrified wood

    I found this partially buried in a wash run off area of Zion National area. I’m wondering, because of the rings it might be petrified wood?
  7. Hi, found near Fernley, NV...many unusual shapes in area. Possible Petrified Wood/Opal...? Thank you so much.
  8. Petrified Human Part?

    I found what seems to be a fossilized human body part, not sure though. It seems to be something, but not quite sure what. Do you think it's just rock? It is rock, but do you think it's a fossilized human part? A museum I sent a picture to said it was just a rock, but I don't know if they would really want to tell me.
  9. 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?
  10. What the heck is it?

    Hello, I'm trying to find out what this is. can anyone help? Thx
  11. Heavy rock with holes

    Found this rock and am unsure what it is. It is heavy for its size and vaguely resembles a few different rock types i have searched for, but i have yet to find anything definitive as to what it is. Hoping someone on this forum could potentially identify this one. 1.956 lbs/887 g
  12. Petrified Fruit?

    I had purchased a box of fossils and it was chocked full of goodies but there were two that no matter how hard I searched could not find online. I did however find this group. I am hoping someone here can identify them. I took pics of the largest one will try to get better pics I also studied it with a microscopic camera and snapped a few pics. As you can see it has a fruit shape and a stem. pics one and two are nice clear pics...Pic 3 shows where it was eaten off of by something? the white part is crystallized. I have included a microscopic pic of the stem Thu Aug 30 21-58-34.jpg pic Thu Aug 30 23-20-32.jpg shows a microscopic view of the smooth area on the fruit notice the pattern. Thu Aug 30 22-04-05.jpg this is a microscopic view of the side of stem note pattern. Thu Aug 30 23-41-12.jpg this is the crystallized area or possibly the meat of the fruit it is dotted with very small black crystals or could they be tiny fossilized seeds? Thu Aug 30 23-48-51.jpg one of the black objects. Thu Aug 30 23-42-33.jpg decomposition on part of the fruit ?...can fungus fossilize? Thu Aug 30 23-26-38.jpg some areas under microscopic camera appear opalized around stem and tiny areas here and there. Thu Aug 30 22-02-23.jpg this pic is of the dark area between the outer part of the fruit and the crystal section. to the necked eye it appears to have tiny teeth marks...under the mic not sure. Thu Aug 30 23-08-13.jpg more of the larger dark area between outer part and crystal. so is this a fruit of some kind? ...seems so to me thank you for looking.
  13. Petrified log

  14. need an I'd. PETRIFIED whale bone?

    I have property off the central California coast in Monterey County. I have found sharks teeth, hundreds of various shells encased in shale on the property. But this is new to me. I was digging out a new trench for a water line and came across this. Very heavy. to me it definitely seems petrified.Many thanks to you all. -David
  15. T rex embryo?

  16. Petrified wood

    Found one while hunting native American artifacts , the other digging a post hole. Thanks for helping railguy
  17. Is this petrified wood?

    Hi everyone! I found this rock that looks like petrified wood, at first I thought it was a piece of tree branch but when I picked it up I noticed it wasn’t, anyone know if this looks like it could be petrified wood? thanks:)
  18. Petrified wood?

    Hi newbie here. Hoping someone can help me confirm if this rock I found on our property in central PA is petrified wood. Very dense material, and it looks like a chunk of decomposing hemlock. Thanks!
  19. What mineral did this wood turn to?

    This petrified wood was found in Gainesville, Missouri. Trying to identify the mineral that replaced this wood. Also if possible, some rough idea of age.
  20. Some years ago I found this among the red rocks just beyond Zion National Park. I thought it was a stone with erosion and wore it around my neck until someone told me it was a petrified bone. I took it to a place in NYC that specializes in fossils and they told me to go to the Museum of Natural History because they could not identify it but definitely thought it was something. I thought I should let you guys take a crack at it. Photos are of two sides with the second side showing a distinct darkness around the putative foramen. I have additional photos. I am new at this and appreciate any insights or thoughts. Thank-you! Dimensions: Length: 3.25" (8.5 cm) Width: 1.25" (3.0 cm) Thickness: 0.25" (app. 0.5 cm) Foramen: 0.25" (app. 0.5cm)
  21. Feedback appreciated

    Completely new to all of this so please forgive my lack of knowledge. This was dug up in my front pasture by the gas company expanding the lines. This is ap 3’ x 12” My property is on sandstone with a variety formations. Thank you in advance on any information and opinions.
  22. Petrified Mushroom?

    Hey everyone, totally new to this site, just signed up. I found (actually my dog found) what seems to be a petrified mushroom in our backyard in Colorado. I know these are very rare but not sure what else it could be...any suggestions? I appreciate your help!
  23. Help me I.D.

    A friend of mine asked me to try and help her identify this fossil. It is clearly a piece of a jaw bone with 3 teeth still visible. It has been in her family for some time so no knowledge of origin location. But they have resided in Utah for many generations so I assume it was going within the state.
  24. Petrified fungi

    Just need some advice on this fungus if it is fungus I believe it's a mushroom it's hard as a rock and weighs about 40 lb any help would be great.