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  1. Petrified Wood questions

    Okay, while on a ramble in the mountains, among other things I chanced upon this pile of petrified wood. Looks like heavy iron mineralization. Black, red, orange, yellow and near white for colors. Banding in the wood. In the white area, it sure looks like insect bore holes like I used to see when cutting firewood. Not that it is, it just looks like it. This piece seemed to look it had bark to me. Or maybe it is where two branches split so the wood grain was heavily intermixed and confused. Again, I come up stumped with finding reference to a fossil type in our local formations. This time no reference to petrified wood just things like ferns, cordaites, etc for plant life. (1) Are folks finding petrified wood elsewhere in the lower Pennsylvanian? (2) Has anyone seen insect bore holes in their wood specimens? (3) Please advise your thoughts on bark versus complex wood graining? I can provide higher resolution and zoom in if need be. Thank you, Kato
  2. Attempt to smuggle Egyptian fossils foiled

    Attempt to smuggle Egyptian fossils foiled By: Egypt Today staff Mon, Jan. 7, 2019 http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/63165/Attempt-to-smuggle-Egyptian-fossils-foiled Yours, Paul H.
  3. Miocene petrified wood. Generally labeled "cypress," but some evidence suggests it could be cedar or metasequoia. New Castle County, Delaware. Looking to trade for other wood,, but will consider other offers. International trades welcome.
  4. Is this stromatolite or a fossil?

    Is this stromatolite or a fossil?
  5. More Kingsbury TX finds

    Hi everyone! Holidays mean more time to photo and post. As previously mentioned in my previous post, I am finding a lot of fossil impressions and voids in chert and mudstone on a small artist residency and farm in Kingsbury, Texas, in Guadeloupe County. And some petrified wood. Most of the casts I find are pelecypods and some gastropods; however I am finding some other stuff, some of it total mystery. This time I will post the mystery items first. Let me know your thoughts! This first mystery (3 views) has tight incised lines around the darker shape - most evident in central photo. The next item, below, has lots of impressions. The closeup on right shows a spiral on left side, is that a worm, or a gastropod internal cast/mold? I think the horizontal cavities on right of closeup are some kind of coral? Here's some coral ... or petrified wood? (two images Photoshopped together) And also...the below is super interesting...at first I thought it was just a chip, or a shell impression. But starting to think insect wings! At first I thought this could be a bryozoa (left photo below), but I think it is more likely a worn pelecypod impression, re like the typical one on the other side other rock (right photo). And here's some pet wood, various types And bone? Or coral? I keep thinking bone because of smooth sides.
  6. LGF Phoenix area museum

    Michael Fleeman is working on opening a large, mostly paleontology related, museum in the metro Phoenix, Arizona area. I have seen two amazing talks by Michael and seen his collection. I look forward to his museum opening. Part of his collection is viewable by appointment. Facebook page with hundreds of photos: https://m.facebook.com/LGFfoundation/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0 Website: http://lgffoundation.cfsites.org/custom.php?pageid=15369 Newspaper article: https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/michael-fleeman-natural-history-museum-phoenix-9197056 Pachycephalosaur skull - Stygimoloch Spinifer Hell Creek Formation, Montana. Late Cretaceous Period: 70 mya. Skull measures 25" long, 10" wide, 10" high. Largest one of only two skulls in existence. If you want to meet him and me, he will have some of his fossils at the Flagg Gem and Mineral Show (the theme is fossils of Arizona) in Mesa. Arizona on January 4, 5 and 6. I will be at a Mineral Society of Arizona sponsored table with lots of self collected Arizona fossils. http://flaggmineralfoundation.org/home/flagg-gem-and-mineral-show/
  7. Agate or petrified wood

    I am pretty sure this is an agate or maybe petrified wood. It is a 1/4" slab and solid. Any help would be appreciated
  8. What is this?

    I have a 1/4" slab of ? I have no clue what it is. It looks like jasper or agate? It is solid considering how thin it is.
  9. Came across this piece of petrified wood awhile back and was just noting the odd red markings in the second photo. Any idea what would cause such unique markings on petrified wood? I've never seen such before...
  10. I recently just visited the University of Utah and they have a large display of petrified wood from all over. Here are some of them. large logs by the stairs
  11. A Wander through a Colorful Landscape

    Now that the weather has officially snowed me in. I’ve gotten around to posting some trips I took during the summer. At request of my friend, I won’t reveal the exact location of this area but if you know where this is you know there’s abundant petrified wood. I can say it’s close to Capitol Reef National Park (definitely not in the park ). Here’s the stratigraphic column for the area. The petrified wood we were looking for were in the Petrified Forest member and the Shinarump conglomerate member. The area is a long hike in. So even though we saw abundant wood, we could only take what we physically could carry for a couple miles with our camp gear.
  12. found these fossilized wood varieties any one know the varieties? item #1
  13. Hi guys, first fossil, first post :)

    Hi folks! My wife and I love to collect shark teeth at Englewood Beach in South West Florida. I came across what looks to me like a small piece of petrified wood, but it seems like it's unusual to find such a thing in that area on the beach. Can you help me determine what I've been carrying around in my pocket for a while? Thanks very much! -Adam vonNieda
  14. pretty sure these are petrified wood but a couple have me thinking bone? ... I find it fossilized in several different ways so makes it hard to distinguish sometimes. also finding a variety of different types of woods.
  15. Horn, bone, petrified wood?...or a big 0

    at first glance I was thinking petrified wood but in looking at it it looks kind of hornlike possibly and antler or fragment? but then it may just be another odd rock.
  16. Petrified wood? Other?

    Hi all, I found what appears to me to be petrified wood, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was something else. It resembles a wood chip that I nearly ignored it. Any ideas? And thank you in advance:) (found at the arbor hills nature preserve in Plano, Texas) [Edit: forgive my newby status and allow me to include additional details: this was found very near to a creek at, as mentioned, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, in Plano, Texas (north Texas...one hour south of the Oklahoma border). Below is a link to more info re: minerals, vegetation, etc., of Arbor Hills, but for quick reference, trees most common in the preserve are cedar oak, cottonwood, red oak. Hope these additions help!
  17. L.S., Thought it would be fun to share this "chance encounter" I had at a mineral show. The photograph below shows a slab of petrified wood from the Triassic of the Isalo II Fm. of Madagascar. When material from this locality is offered for sale (which happens often and in large quantities), it is usually labelled as "Araucarioxylon" or simply as "petrified wood" (where the latter may actually be better). While most of the wood indeed has an "Araucaria-like" anatomy (see Rössler et al. 2014 for a recent discussion on the nomenclature), I recently was lucky enough to "find" something else. While the left-most photograph may not directly show it, the anatomy of this particular slab is quite different from the common Araucaria-like specimens. I tried to clarify the anatomy by contouring the main structures seen, which hopefully makes visible how this wood consists of multiple rings of perimedular bundles and wedge-shaped structures, showing both centripetal and centrifugal xylem (inward and outward growing regions, per as provisionally indicated by the blue and red arrows). This curious growth form (by modern wood standards, at least) is characteristic for the stems of some groups of Mesozoic seed ferns, such as those from the Umkomasiales order. The best-known genus with this type of anatomy is probably Rhexoxylon (see Archangelsky and Brett 1961), but there are more similar genera, making it difficult to arrive at a more specific identification.
  18. A few more samples from another area near Fallon, NV I believe is Petrified Wood or other? Thank you.
  19. 3 D fossil musem...

    I'm thinking of creating an online 3 D version of my website, but not sure if the image will display on different setups.... I've included a link to an example of a piece of petrified wood (a piece I purchased). I have done some experiments in the field with my setup, I think 3 D in-situ photos would be possible. I've attache a 2 D picture as well. Any feedback appreciated. http://www.safossils.com/petrifiedwood.html Thanks, Walt
  20. Antler or Petrified wood?

    I found these in the gravel load, Brookshire Texas the gravel came from the Brazos river item #1 photos 1-7 item #2 photos 8-13
  21. Lacquer

    I bought some petrified wood on online, and in the pictures the wood was wet to make it look a lot better. My question is is it okay to coat it with lacquer so it keeps that really nice look?
  22. Petrified wood or rock

    Hey all you wonderful folks... I have had this rather heavy piece of what I think is petrified wood for a few years... I found it in outside of jasper park ( Alberta Canada) along a river area or in British Columbia area again along a river I can’t remember which... I was excited when I found it because it looks sooo unique and it is quite heavy for its size my would be a lb or lb and half... any way so I am really looking at it today and now I am questioning if she is petrified wood lol please help me I “wood” (aha) appreciate it. Thank you
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