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Newby at fossil forum.(or any other forum).Have been collecting fossils and minerals for years.Amateur/recreational,not too techy.but learning.Recently,Aug 2017 i was surface collecting wood and amber in the Green River Formation Area in Wyoming.USA.Examined a 4 inch x 3 inch piece of palm wood.(pictured).Found a visibly clear what appears to be a Damselfly,it has a reddish color tail and a black body,can also see a white colored tube on it.(feeding?).Also another insect in the piece is reddish colored which i cannot identify.And also another inclusion in the resin also pictured with the squiggly stuff on the bottom.I do not know what that is either.The photos are not the best.As I can see real detail in the insects with the naked eye as I look into this palmwood resin.My questions also are:Is ths 20-50 MYO Cretaceous? Where can i find more info on Green River Insects? Has anyone seen anything like this?
All the times I've been out Rock Hounding, Fossil Hunting all over the place, and never ever could I find Palm Wood. But after all the rain surprisingly enough there it was!!! Right in my own backyard! We have a place where people dump old houses they've torn down & trees that have been cut down. And right there it was this piece of palmwood. Granted I don't know where it came from but I do know where it ended up! Only I don't know how long its been there but apparently it was there during some of the burning of the old houses & wood, because the back side is black as you can see. Its ok with me though, for it has a new home now to be cherished!
This was found in Colorado. Does anyone know what it is? I added a photo edited where I circled the water tubules..which are running vertical. They can also be seen stemming up through the agatized portion. This stuff does not all look the same and is not all cut straight across the top. Agatized Palm is what I thought. Also added another type of Palm wood! thank you