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Found 17 results

  1. I just inherited a large pink petrified piece of wood anybody know where it might be from sorry I have no info.
  2. Found this antiquing. Was only marked "petrified rock"..It is black & charcoal gray in color with a vertical ribbed texture and some rounded ends. Measures 6.5" tall x 5.5" x 4" and weighs 8lbs 1.1 oz. Is it petrified wood ? Petrified cactus? Or something else? It's only letting me upload 1 photo. Took pics with phone and guess their too big. Will try to post more.
  3. Petrified burnt stick

    I found this 6 inch stick in a wash in central Nevada. I was in a area outside of Gabbs where petrified wood is found. The stick is only 3/4 of an inch wide and 1/4 inch thick. One tip looks burnt by fire and leads me to wonder if this could have been a cave man's fire stick. Has anyone seen petrified wood like this?
  4. fossil limestone wood

    Nice day to all here ! Could anyone tell a tree? Location Czech Republic, limestone board. Because it has fallen in the limestone, the crust is quite cruel. It would probably break apart. Can you advise me to have a tip for conservation?
  5. Non Silica Fossil Wood

    Here is a very recent paper about wood replaced/fossilized with non silica minerals such as zeolites, pyrite, dolomite, fluorite, copper pyrites, apatite and more. The numerous color photographs make this paper a winner. @Fruitbat A good one to add to your great collection. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/3/85/pdf
  6. Snakewood

    Hi all, here is a piece of snakewood (Menningoxylon) I found in a river, from the Whitsett Formation-Oligocene exposed, aprox. 34-35 million years old. It is completely opalized. Order: Caryophyllales Genus: Mennegoxylon (unranked): Angiosperms Kingdom: Plantae For your viewing pleasure.
  7. Fossil wood and crinoid?

    Hi guys! Yesterday I visited Koneprusy (Devon) in the Czech Republic and found some fossils. It was first time finding fossils But I´m not sure about these two.. I think the first one is crinoid (photo #1). Second one looks like a fossil wood (photos #2-4) to me, but I´ve never found one so it might be just some kind of mineral. I don´t know. Thanks for your help P.S.: Ruller is in centimeters.
  8. Some Arizona Wood

    Here are some quick pics of what I've got so far. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhX87Vr Dug a 5 gallon bucket worth and have three large pieces. The two in the trunk are a matched pair, full rounds. The large chunk with quartz vug is cool. I gave it a 2 hour treatment today in iron out and then a water soak. Quartz looks clean. There is a bit of groutite. Am going back out for a dig in the morning and I'm taking 3 more buckets. Cant wait to see what we end up with. Russ
  9. Hey all, So I have a decent collection of mineral specimens from Oklahoma. Now, I'm getting into fossilized wood. I had the opportunity to dig at a ranch near the Petrified Forest National Park a couple weeks ago and made out with a very nice haul. I have some questions... 1. What is the best method for cleaning the wood? 2. One of my small stumps has a very sizable open cavity of quartz. What is the best way to clean this specimen? Oxalic acid? It should turn out very stunning. 3. Any tips for a newbie on collecting fossil wood? I am about 1/4 of the way through Frank Daniels' new book on fossil wood, and it is amazing! Russ
  10. An unusual fossil locality in a kaolinitic (clay-rich) marine-originated horizon of the primarily estuarine to fluviatile (river and stream-deposited) Lower-Middle Eocene Ione Formation, Amador County, California, (western slopes of the Sierra Nevada) yields concretions that, remarkably, contain at their cores chunks of extremely well preserved charcoal--all derived from similar species of "cooked" conifer woods--that sophisticated scientific analyses suggest burned during a single forest fire event some 52 million years ago. And so the Ione Early Eocene scene takes a most-fascinating turn. From a once-speculated tropical to semi-tropical paleo-environment of year-round high humidity and incessant precipitation, we now get a more focused picture of regular intermittent hot and dry seasons interrupted by probable monsoonal meteorological activity--perhaps an Ione Eocene environment not unlike that of present-day India. The Ione Formation of Amador County is, of course, already famously recognized for its well preserved Middle Eocene fossil leaves--including, locally, rather common specimens of the climbing fern Lygodium kaulfussi (also known from the early to middle Eocene Green River Formation and Bridger Formation of eastern Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado). See the technical report over at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267624201_Characterization_and_genesis_interpretation_of_charcoal-bearing_concretions_from_the_early_Eocene_Ione_Formation_CA . Includes a free pdf download of the December, 2013, presentation poster that explains the science behind the investigation.
  11. George Houston Dukes Jr, 1961, Some Tertiary Fossil Woods of Louisiana and Mississippi. unpublished PhD dissertation. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College http://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_disstheses/668/ http://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1667&context=gradschool_disstheses http://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_disstheses/ Yours, Paul H.
  12. Fossil wood and a shell?

    I am pretty sure the one is fossil wood but what is the smaller one? I found them at the beach at lake sakakawea by garrison, North Dakota.
  13. Fossil Wood ID

    I am trying to find help identifying the #1. I think that #2 is oak, #3 is sequoia and #4 is tree fern Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  14. Looking for identification

    Acquired this fossil a couple years ago and beings the collector is deceased I have no background on what it is or where it came from. It has a nice arching sweep to it and is rather thin. It has been broken recently, before I acquired it, and shows signs of carbonization inside as well as outside.what do you think it belongs to?
  15. Closeup Of A Rip cut.

    From the album The James Universe

    Found on an Austin Gem & Mineral field trip to the Bordovsky farm. Karnes county......Sat on my back porch for 8 years. Realized a nice man was collecting Mennegoxylon jonesii specimens and sold it to Rod Miller. Who sent me these spectacular images of the innards. I could not bring myself to cut it. But- when you need gas money for cutting rough collection & backpacking?

    © ©Rod Miller

  16. Outer rind on Palmoxylon

    From the album The James Universe

    Polygonal cracking is rare but not unheard of from peat bogs of Great Britain, fossil woods from south & west Texas, Tom Miner basin, etc.. The colloquial name is "Shrinkwood".

    © ©James Lopez

  17. Palmoxylon

    From the album The James Universe

    Rip cut of a fossil palmwood. Made a spectacular carving out of the gone side. This side is better.

    © ©James Lopez

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