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  1. Denis Arcand

    Is this petrifying wood?

    Hundred workers, most of whom were Irish, began excavating the Chambly canal basin using picks and shovels, working 12 hours a day. Despite the cholera epidemic that broke out in 1832, some 600 workers managed to dig two thirds of the canal’s 19.31 kilometers. Now, enough about history, let talk about fossil, the Chambly canal was dig in the Lorraine Group part of the Nicolet River Formation. To the pleasure of the fossil hunter, the canal is empty dry for the winter season, making the bottom of the canal available for inspection. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/chambly
  2. Please help me ID this component of a conglomerate block found in Romania, Harghita county. Compared to the rest of pebbles and matrix, it is outstanding in every way: size, shape, internal structure. There is no reaction to vinegar and all considered, I would say it is a piece of chalcedony. Did the silica replaced wood, bone or not a fossil? Thank you! Diameter is ~45 mm, lenght ~90mm.
  3. Bill Hoddson

    Petrified Wood In Michigan

    Please help settle a debate on a Facebook page - Can petrified wood be found in Michigan? Considering that at least 95% of our state is recent overburden on top of Paleozoic or older rocks, is it possible to find naturally occurring petrified wood? It seems many swear that their finds are petrified wood, but looking at the geological history - predominantly shallow seas depositing sediments during the Paleozoic, followed by the glacial bulldozing during the Pliestocene would make petrified wood and impossible prospect. Thoughts?
  4. jose carlos

    Possibly wood?

    I was wondering what type of tree this is from. It came from my favorite spot north of Jasper Tx in the Catahoula formation.It appears to be compressed due to the extreme pressure . Some of the bark is still attached,and solid as is the rest of the piece. Thanks for the help.

    Petrified Wood

    Not sure if this is the right spot for this topic. Found this over the summer here in Iron Co. Missouri while at the creek. Pretty sure it's a chunk of petrified wood. Just wanted to ask you all & make sure. Sorry again, it's 5"x1"x1"
  6. Vnaz50

    Rock or Fossil?

    I found this rock on the edge of the hill in my backyard in Helotes, Tx. The previous heavy rains have exposed a lot on my hillside. I am in sure what the wood looking pieces are in pictures 3&4. If anyone is familiar, that would be great.
  7. Hello. I offer for trade fragments of petrified wood of the Carboniferous period with crystals of smoky quartz. Some samples are in the photographs (I did not upload all the samples I have, since there are quite a few of them - of different sizes and qualities, as well as the sizes of the crystals themselves. I think we can agree on what specifically interests you - I have no doubt that I will find the sample you need). The origin of this wood is Ukraine, its age is Carbon. I'm interested in marine reptiles and petrified wood. Thank you. Have a nice day
  8. The first is a large piece of petrified driftwood I found in Big Brook a couple years ago, the second is a fragment I am trying to ID. I noticed that the grain texture on the fragment looked like the wood grain on my piece of petrified wood, so I am trying to figure out if it might be petrified wood as well. Thanks! @Trevor
  9. A recent find. Has a texture that could be bark, but I am leaning towards coral.
  10. Wasn't sure if this was petrified wood, or just anthracite coal from another location that had gotten lost in the brook. Seems to have bark on one side, but wasn't sure what to make of it.
  11. Hello. I want to show you some examples from my collection. This is a Carboniferous wood. The preservation is not the best, but for me these samples are interesting for the presence of crystals of smoky and ordinary quartz on them. A sliver that has broken off from a larger fragment. There is more quartz than wood Perhaps a stem or stump - it is almost round in cross section. And thickly overgrown with crystals. Large flattened fragment; perhaps the first sliver was from it.
  12. RebeccaW2021

    Identification help please

    Hi everyone!!! Just having a tough time identifying whether this is fossilized wood or a fragment of tusk. It feels weighty, and doesn't feel like a regular stick of wood if that makes sense. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thank you! I should mention it was found along an estuary, and was part buried and part exposed so likely once buried and the tide had exposed it
  13. Loganbro1911

    Wooden Cocoon?

    Found in South Eastern Bartholomew County Indiana.. My younger brothers (Ages 8-9) were messing around digging random holes back in the 17 Acres of Forrest behind our house and came across this.. It looks almost like a Mud Wasp Nest but it's solid wood instead of dirt.. Maybe some type of Root? I don't think it's a fossil but figured it couldn't hurt to ask someone else who knows way more about this stuff than myself.. Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated! Little bros think it's a dinosaur tooth (LOL).. Dimensions.. Length-(8cm) Width-(3cm) Height(1.5cm)
  14. Good evening. A couple of days ago I managed to go to three places with petrified wood at once. These outlets are not nature reserves; most often, these are fields that are just cultivated, roads and natural outcrops of bedrock (gullies, ravines, etc.). The first place is a small field, as well as a forest protection strip near a spruce planting (it was just plowed up). On a country road, one can see the rock outcrops, in which the wood is hidden. Large cobblestones are also found in the root-bed, but more often these are small sl
  15. Dear All, I want to buy a dinosaur bone slice but I also see the Palm or some Wood slices are very similar. Are you able to see the difference between what is wood from what is dinosaur bone at the attached photos? Best regards. Alvaro.
  16. treebarkjerry

    Southern Illinois petrified wood

    Out collecting some chert in Union County Illinois and came across two chunks of what I think are petrified wood. The small piece in the first two photos shows good wood grain, and an odd black chert or almost coal looking layer around the outside. The larger piece doesn't seem to show much grain...notched a corner off on a tile saw but the cut is so rough it's hard to see what the grain looks like. Both have an odd flattened cross-section seen in the photos. The 'bark' is odd to me too - thought it might be fossilized bone at first but don't think so anymore. Anyone else that
  17. I'm trying to identify the polished fossil material in this Georgian English snuffbox, circa 1760 to 1820. Is it mammoth ivory? Walrus? Wood? Something else? The material is set in unhallmarked sterling silver. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Adam
  18. Going through my wood pile with a loop and saw all these strange things on this peice, just the other day learned about shipworms on here and wondering if that's some of what I'm seeing? Curious about all the black things in holes and the part of wood sticking out that is covered in something.
  19. Fossil1989

    Walton on the Naze odd find

    Hiya, found an odd thing at Walton, originally thought it was a piece of bone but it doesn't seem to have the same texture as my other pieces of bone, so I'm at a loss. Was wondering if it could be a piece of pyritised wood? It seems too weighty to just be a rock. Thanks for any help
  20. Rubykicks


    I finally took a picture of this beauty. I believe it is stigmaria, but please correct if I'm wrong! I also have other pieces I'm unsure of and would love feedback from anyone with the time. The first 3 pictures are the same rock Picture 4-6 are the the same Picture 7 and 8 are the same And then the rest are the same.
  21. Nreekay

    Petrified Wood with a bone?

    Hey Folks, My son and I found a bunch of petrified wood close to our house up here in Cochrane, Alberta. Could the piece next to the wood be bone? E&B
  22. I_gotta_rock

    Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album: Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood, viewed under white light (top) and short-wave ultraviolet light (bottom) Miocene Odessa, Delaware

    © copyright 2021 Heather JM Siple

  23. MacHoffman22

    Petrified Wood ID

    I started collecting smaller chunks of petrified wood but sometimes find these larger chunks that I believe are also petrified wood. I would just like confirmation to make sure I am not misidentifying specimens.
  24. JorisVV

    Petrified wood ID?

    Found this in The Netherlands, Maasvlakte. Probably petrified wood, but not sure what kind?
  25. Dale from Utah

    Caramel colored petrified "wood".

    I recently found this fossilized example on the surface of the desert in east central Utah, Emery county, on the road to chimney rock. The caramel color isn't typical of the petrified wood that I've found before and I'm wondering if this might be another plant such as a palm, fern, cycad, or something else. Growth rings are present but are not particularly strong. The "sap" inside appears to have turned into a different type of mineral. The light green highlights on the surface are lichens and are not part of the stone. Any ideas as to what type of plant this is? Thanks.
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