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  1. Opalized Wood?

    Can someone please tell me, is opalized/petrified wood actually fully replaced by opal?
  2. Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.2 cm long Steneosaurus tooth (crocodile) from the lower Jurassic from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Germany). That black fossil around the tooth is petrified wood. Some more pictures:
  3. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  4. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  5. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  6. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  7. Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  8. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  9. I bought this silver bracelet and I would really appreciate an opinion as to whether the stone could be Arizona petrified wood. I assumed it was maybe picture agate, but a couple people thought maybe it was petrified wood. The bracelet is unsigned and is very heavy gauge silver.Thanks for your help.
  10. I live in Alpena, Michigan. I’ve read and heard that there is or was petrified wood in the water around Sulphur Island and in nearby Squaw Bay. I heard that around the Island, you used to be able to find whole logs of what I think was palm wood. I haven’t been able to find any, but I don’t really know what to look for except I heard that it is black. Does anyone have a picture of pet. wood from here?
  11. I'm becoming a habitual "is this wood" poster... I found this one yesterday on the shores of Lake Washington near an outcrop of the Blakeley formation, and just polished one face using sandpaper. Specimen measures 1.5 inches in the longest dimension and the polished face measures 1 inch x 1 inch. SG is 2.48 by suspension method, +/- 0.01g accuracy. The lighter spot on the polished face is where I got lazy before removing the entire weathered surface.
  12. I've been planning a fossil hunting outing with my son for the next week or two (weather permitting), and yesterday my wife kindly suggested that I scout out the site before I take our 8 year old on a fossil hunting trip deep into the woods where no cell phones reach. So, when today turned out to be mostly sunny and pleasant, I hopped in the car and headed to a location that sounded promising on old geologic maps/reports (by Rau in the 1950s-60s, to be precise). And it turns out that (as always) my wife was correct -- the logging company who owns the land has apparently erected a gate blocking vehicle access to the road I was planning to use to get to the site, which was not on any topo maps including the relatively recent FS Topo that encompasses this area. Their sign said it was fine to hike in as long as I didn't remove any "special forestry products." Pretty sure fossils don't qualify! I was originally planning to start with what Rau called "Tl-3," one of the lower (geologically) members of the formation, but in light of having to hike instead of drive, I opted for a closer member, Tl-5. After a short walk on the road, I struck out for the stream I was targeting through the woods. This is the part where I'm pretty sure my son would not be capable of pushing through the underbrush on steep and soggy stream banks, so I'll have to find another site for next time, preferably within easy walking distance of a logging road I'm allowed to drive on. When I reached the first exposure of the formation, I could see clear evidence that I wasn't the first person to visit this site (no surprise there), in the form of piles of debris at the base of the bank and a few clear empty spherical gaps in the outcrop. But, I had no trouble finding many small concretions (shells or nothing, I assume?), one large misshapen one (maybe not even a proper concretion?), and one nice looking one that I assume contains a crab, so I suspect no one had been there since the most recent tree-falls and rockslides. I scrambled up, down and along the bank for about 45 minutes, collecting any concretions or fossils I saw either exposed or lose, but did not attempt to expose anything new (maybe next time!). I found a very nice piece of fossilized wood in the debris pile, too, which I can only assume previous visitors to the site mistook for ordinary wood. I am tired and dirty and need to do some household chores, so I will save the whacking of concretions for another day, and probably not do the (likely) crab at all until I have the proper tools to prepare it right. First I'll attach the complete collection of finds, then add a few closeups of the wood in the thread below.
  13. Petrified wood with iron vein?

    Found this on the beach the other day along Puget Sound north of Seattle, and I just polished one face a bit (first photo) with some sandpaper to see the un-weathered stone. Is this siltstone, petrified wood, something else? Has anyone seen one with iron like this? Edit: I sanded it some more and took another photo. Pretty sure this is wood, based on the grain, but I'm no expert!
  14. Found in coal seam

    I work in coal mines in South western pa. Northern wv. I find alot of different types of fossils mostly in shale that disintegrate after being in air. Petrified wood. And pyrite. If you have any info it would be greatly appreciated. I know they're from Pittsburgh seam of coal are fern and around 330 million years old.
  15. Petrified wood from California?

    I was wondering if anyone could confirm that these two stones are indeed petrified wood. I picked them up while camping west of the Salton Sea in southern california. There's 2 pieces for consideration: both were found in the same general area, a year apart. They feel like solid rock but show pores and prints that make me think it's petrified wood. If it is, would anyone want to guess family or age? Thanks in advance! Front Back Top
  16. What is this?

    Found this years ago in Western New York creek bed. Any ideas what it is? Thanks for your input!
  17. Phil from Tulsa, Oklahoma here. I am needing help identifying the following in the photos (2 log sized objects...one is about 3 feet and the other about 2 feet..heavily pitted. The smaller one has a central core pattern (light but visible). Found on lakeshore in NE Oklahoma. In your opinion, rock, fossilized wood, or other. The pieces are very hard-I haven't done a hardness test but it felt like stone and was extremely heavy.
  18. Petrified wood ?

    Is this a petrified wood? It is from Xinjiang, China. It measures 30x19x16cm
  19. Petrified wood?

    Hi all! Just got back from a weekend hiking along the Olympic Peninsula oceanside beaches with my family. I usually pick up a few beach stones on trips like this, and his particular stone caught my eye because the lighter colored streaks sparkle a bit in an opal-y kind of way. When you hold it to the light you can see a pretty clear wood grain/ring pattern, with the opalized bits filling where you might imagine cracks in the wood to have been. I know this is hard to be sure from photos but just curious if others agree that this appears to be petrified wood.
  20. Petrified wood

    My husband found this on one of the job sights in College Station, Texas ....there was quite a bit of it found a few hundred pounds of it actually my husband brought what he could home a couple hundred pounds. I kept this one and he gave the rest away for yard ornaments to one of his coworkers ....kinda wish I had kept more of it but we were on the road at the time and had no place to put it. I think it looks like some type of pine....any ideas on what type of wood it is???.
  21. Petrified Wood Arizona Ranch

    Well hello everyone it’s been a while for me as it’s been a rough couple of months Traveling to be with my late Sister who battled to the end with Pancreatic Cancer. So I crossed off three of her bucket list adventures she wanted to do in our return trip to Texas. She wanted to find a Sharks Tooth, a snail ( Gastropoda) and dig for Crystals. Well as as I said we just got back from a two week stay on the west coast and the weather was not very good to us. But our first stop we had arranged to dig for Petrified Wood on the Dobell Ranch. Well when we got their to our surprise nobody was around and everything was closed up. So I called to ask what happened and the owner was very sorry as the Tucson Fossil and Minerals Show was in action and she had to delivery a tree they dugout a week ago and forgot about us. Well long story short she said no worries just go and start looking!!! So guess what we did!! i was looking for smaller pieces for my jewelry making and I found about 25 pounds of nice material. I also found some Rainbow petrified wood which made the trip worth it!! Pictures to follow as I have to crop them and cleanup the pictures to fit and download
  22. Fossil Rosary

    Here is a Rosary that I made of fossils for an elderly Dominican Sister friend. The cross is late-Triassic petrified wood from the Chinle Group of New Mexico. Jesus is carved from wood from a 50-ft log, with a diameter of nearly 5 ft, that was dredged from a depth of 40 ft in river-deposited sand and gravel in Indiana. A sample from the outer part of the log was radiocarbon dated at 1,920 +/- 60 years BP. The tree had over 300 rings, so would have been alive at the time of Jesus. The Halo is a bivalve from the Plio-Pleistocene of Florida. The center-piece is a Stropheodonta demissa brachiopod from the Middle Devonian of Ohio The "Our Fathers" are Platystrophia ponderosa brachiopods from the Late Ordovician of Kentucky. The decades are matrix with inclusions of the calcareous marine alga formerly known as "Solenopora" (nom. Illeg.) from the late Ordovician of Kentucky. The second photo has an American quarter dollar coin for scale. Suffice it to say, this is a relatively large Rosary. Thanks for looking.
  23. Petrified wood?

    Some one at the park brought this to me I think it may be petrified wood ... was found in the gravel drive it is a pretty good size chunk from the normal gravel chunks. My second thought on it was a chunk of horn but it has no openings on either end. found west of Houston Texas ...from a gravel load from the Brazos River.
  24. 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
  25. Triassic Petrified wood

    Here are a few pics from our hunt for Triassic fossils in the central NC area.