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  1. Hi guys! I am looking for new areas to hunt for rocks and fossils around the KC area. I have been to the Blue river, Kansas river, Cedar creek, Tuttle creek, Perry Lake, Mill creek, and abandoned quarry areas. Anyone have any general locations of where I can find some stuff? I am an avid hunter for all sorts of fossils and rocks (rockhounding is my favorite past time)! I've had the most luck at the Kansas river and Perry lake. Some of my finds include cow skulls, cone coral, shells, agates, vertebrae, and a bunch of druzy quartz geodes and chalcedony. I ha
  2. I found this online and its free. I want to store fossils in this but i have heard that some wood damage fossils. Is that true? And will this cabinet work? I asked the seller what type of wood it is but they don't know.
  3. HuckMucus

    Plant or?

    I found this on my place which makes no sense. I'm on a whitewater mountain river with gravel, rocks, boulders (granite). Most non-granite rock comes down from above and it's worn. This doesn't appear to be river-tumbled. The thing in it caught my eye and reminds me of wood but I'm not sure. Any ideas?
  4. jnicholes

    Need help settling a fossil debate

    Hi everyone, So, a friend of mine and I are having a debate. He says that the fossils that my rabbit found are actually not fossils, but something else. I am skeptical myself, because of some of the properties of the fossils. Attached are pictures. The first one looks like a bone encased in rock. However, the rock can be attracted by a magnet. The suspected bone in the rock is not attracted by the magnet, though. Odd. It’s also breakable, this happened on accident. If it was metal, it would not break. The second picture looks like petrified wood,
  5. Hello. I have opalized wood for trading. Age - Paleogene. There are Teredo mollusc passages ranging in size from 6 to 10 mm, filled with cemented opal sand, less often with chalcedony. Insect coprolites are also found. There is a sample of a solid section with annual rings (ground, but not polished). If you are interested in such samples, please do not hesitate and contact us in a personal. Have a nice day.
  6. So, I was hanging fossils on my wall. I’ll post a picture of that later. I happened to grab a piece of petrified wood, when I noticed something I didn’t notice before. There were tunnels inside the petrified wood. One tunnel goes clear to the other side of the wood. You can see through it. That is the first discovery. Not sure if that’s caused by a prehistoric tree parasite or something else. Second discovery, on September 11, 2020, I discovered a large piece of Coprolite in Kemmerer Wyoming. Not sure if I spelled that correctly. Many people here and at the quarry said
  7. Lulu88

    Possible petrified wood?

    Hello we have had tremendous amounts of rain where I am, causing the rivers to run wild Andalusia areas to flood. now that it has subsided, I like to go and look for unique things I’m the rivers (gold too ) ove always collected things because they look different or they have a beauty about them. a lot of the hillside along the river has been exposed and there we’re aloe of interesting things around. If I had stayed any longer though I’d have been burnt to a crisp. could anyone shed light on what these could be? I could only come up with possible petrified
  8. Today, something really strange happened. I happen to be carrying a piece of petrified wood, when the wood slipped out of my hands and dropped and broke. When I looked at the pieces, picking them up, I found one piece that had a large crystal structure. I wasn’t sure what it was. I decided to do a test to see if it was Amber. I’m pretty sure that Amber floats when put in water, but I’m not sure. I could be wrong. To my surprise, a lot of stuff was floating in my bowl of water. After looking at the pieces of the crystal structure under magnifier, I think I discovered tha
  9. Bobby Rico

    Please help with an ID

    Hi all I been asked by someone who is a little shy and new to fossils. They got themselves a auction lot of fossils but sadly no locations or ID info . I have helped with most of the lots but I would like a second opinion on these two items and vertebra . Thank you all Bobby.
  10. 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
  11. Dinobot

    Display stands

    Hi after seeing a few posts on here for display stands @snolly50, I figured i would try my hand at it I went more steam punk industrial if thats a thing haha. Used a couple pieces of wood I found in the garage (spruce) stained it with a jacobean stain. Bought 1/4 round steel bar and bought a pipe bender of Amazon. For the bear paw I used a bit of metal wire aswell and furniture felt pads for the base :)....its not perfect but I'm happy with the result. I know the femur is off center im waiting for my wife's cricut machine to come it so I can make a label for it!
  12. Isaac Brown

    Is this Petrified Wood?

    Is this petrified wood?
  13. I recently acquired a very large lot of petrified wood from a very old home site that was likely collected from the Douglas County Colorado area. Probably from the surrounding area of the home, which dated back to the late 1800's. Among the pieces were a few that did not look like wood, and one in particular that seemed very unique. I included one picture further back for scale sitting on the back of my truck. It is pretty heavy maybe 35-35 pounds. Any idea?
  14. I found these pieces today, the one on the left is wood but unsure if it is petrified or not, it sinks but that might be because rocks are attached on the other side, I could light it but I’d prefer a safer method. The one on the right is most likely a rock but I find the shape strange like maybe a piece of petrified branch? Thanks for the help
  15. Top Trilo

    Questions about Petrified Wood

    I found all these pieces in arapahoe county Colorado. I’m not sure where I found #2 just in Colorado. I polished a couple of them, 10-16. Is it possible to determine type of wood or approximate age?
  16. DPS Ammonite

    Pennsylvanian Naco Fm. “Wood”

    I have found some Pennsylvanian silicified “wood” from the lower part of the (~207 mya) Naco Formation in Arizona. This is the first recorded instance of likely plant material from the Naco. The formation is all marine in the section that I found it in and has lots of crinoids and brachiopods. One piece has some slight plant like internal texture with isolated circles and curved hash. Photo of side view of 90 mm wide piece with calcite rhomb molds. Most of the wood from that time had distinctive exteriors such as Calamities, Lepidodendron and Sigillaria. Any idea of what my pieces of
  17. dhiggi

    Dorset find

    Found this yesterday on the foreshore at Redcliff Point, Dorset. It’s mineralised; feels like rock and sounds like rock when tapped against another. Could it be a piece of fossilised wood, or even rib bone, or has some other process caused the appearance? Thanks for looking
  18. I dont remember exactly when in my life but at one point I saw my first petrified wood and thought that's amazing. Well many years have come and gone and have seen lots of shops selling wood at what seems over expensive and not interested prices for tiny pieces. But then finally while looking to buy an item from someone they randomly have this piece of petrified wood and now I have something that filled that history in my life. Now the better question is what to do with it? Raw to me looks amazing but the thought in the back of my head is what if I polish it? Not really sure what I want to
  19. dhiggi

    Dorset Petrified Wood

    Found this sticking out of a mud slide near Golden Cap on the Dorset coast. Certainly looks like wood, it doesn’t feel as hard as stone but harder than wood, I suppose like coal. Is it definitely petrified and is anyone able to speculate on age, possible species etc? Thank you in advance
  20. Elmer

    I found a fossil but what?

    Hi I found this rock on a rock bar in a river. Looks like a fossil. It looks similar to petrified wood. Is that what it is?
  21. Samurai

    Shark Dorsal Spine? ( Missouri )

    Hello and good evening! I have passed this fossil a few times and it resides in a large limestone slab. I believe it could be a spine due to presence of Chondrichthyan teeth in the area and how it appears to come to a point. For reference the teeth I have found include teeth from Petalodontiformes, Eugenodontida, and other Chondrichthyans. I will note I have found some petrified wood in the area, but none in a limestone matrix so it could be a Calamite. Location: Missouri Time period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Muncie creek shale member
  22. butchndad

    Got wood?

    Hello watching the trees dancing in the near hurricane winds and of course am daydreaming about sharking (as my wife calls it) i occasionally pick up a piece and hopeful but unsure if it’s a fossil, bring it home only to see when it dries out that it’s just a piece of wood. Ive kept a couple and the 3rd photo I still think may be a piece of modern poop. Anyone else keeping wood?
  23. Sayitis

    Help ID of Petrified plant/wood?

    This piece was found in the same stream bed that I have collected petrified wood from. The area in south of the Dinosaur Park in Laurel MD, the stream runs though College Park MD and is close to areas where foot prints of Cretaceous dinosaurs have been found.
  24. Bradley Flynn

    Could this be petrified wood?

    I have had this rock with my mineral collection for a while and have always wondered if it could be wood. It has a gold sheen to it, especially when wet. I can't remember where I found it.
  25. Further

    Fossil bone or petrified wood?

    Hello, complete newbie here posting though I have been lurking for some time. I found the pictured today in the San Jacinto riverbed north of Houston. This river is known to have a great deal of petrified wood everywhere, and I've found a lot of it in many odd forms. Other than a baby mammoth tooth I was fortunate enough to find while camping years ago, I have not yet found any fossilized bone. I was wondering if this is bone(feels as weighty as a mineral would) or petrified wood. If bone, I assume it is too deteriorated to tell possible species, I would more be interesrted in knowing that it
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