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  1. These came to my personal collection from an auction at a high school that shut down. Normally I prefer to dig my own, but these were too cool to ignore at a buck each. I got lots of other science stuff too! Nothing like picking up a few goodies on the side while buying glassware and microscopy stuff for work!
  2. Petrified Wood Confirmation please

    Pretty sure this is petrified wood can you confirm this. And then the little hole on the one side is deeper than it looks in the picture (about as deep as it is wide) is there anyway to say if this was caused by erosion or from something living before fossilization
  3. The snow and ice has arrived where I live in Alaska so need something to look forward to for next year. Will share a trip I had in April when the pandemic closed my office so did what was recommended with social distancing about as far as you can go in Alaska. I made arrangements for fuel and loaded up my home built aircraft called a Glastar with a friend and his son to accompany in another aircraft and headed down the Alaska Peninsula on an adventure. About half way down we came across a dead walrus and were able to salvage the tusks which is legal and will make nice cribbage boards some day. Even though the Japanese are not still making and using glass float winter storms kick up old ones that have been buried and we picked up a few for the garden. Camp set up in the brush to help protect from the horrendous winds that can occur along the Alaska Peninsula. I bring a nice camp with a screen tent for cooking and to protect from the bugs which on this trip had not come out yet due to it still being cold at night. Frost in the morning. We had a day of fishing for trout with the nice weather to enjoy without the normal winds. The fly is one of my own creations. Back at camp with real food , moose tacos. With the weather still holding the following day decided to fly all the way to the end of the Alaska Peninsula beach combing and see what we could find from the air hoping for another walrus. It was not to be but we did check out Unga Island which is on the Pacific side by Sand Point where there is 5 miles of beach with petrified wood. This exposure is where the fossil wood is. Active volcanoes in the background. On the return trip back up the peninsula stopped at Aniachak Bay to look at the dinosaur tracks exposed at low tide. After a mile and half walk started to find the trackways and a couple of big tracks in blocks. Hope this picture assay give you something to look forward for when the snow melts. Cheers; Bob
  4. Petrified Wood

    From an old collection of US domestic petrified wood pieces from various locales, this piece did not carry any identification, and internet searches have been surprisingly shy of items that resemble it. The color in the pictures is true, and there is no fluorescence in lw or sw UV light. Has anyone seen anything resembling it?
  5. North Sulphur River 10-2-20

    Here are a few pictures from another recent trip to NSR. Nothing special again but also a few interesting items I have no idea that they are. Anyone know what some of these pictures are of? IMG_4123.HEIC IMG_4127.HEIC IMG_4148.HEIC IMG_4130.HEIC IMG_4144.HEIC IMG_4141.HEIC IMG_4143.HEIC IMG_4147.HEIC IMG_4145.HEIC IMG_4146.HEIC
  6. Can use some help please

    I feel like these may be something plant related because of the structure, small dots on the one piece, and the leaf print I see on a couple of the pieces. I found several pieces similar to these in the same area . Some are really dark and heavy/dense. Some look squared off or broken off at the bottom. They just look uncommon or unlike the other rocks found around that area. Found in a river in mid Ohio area. Any ideas ? Thanks for all your help!
  7. Petrified wood?

    Found this at the edge of a shallow stream bed that flies down from Smoky Mountain region in East Tennessee at Indian Boundary Lake near Tellico Plains Tennessee at edge if Cherokee National Forest. It measures 2" long, 1.75" at widest 1/2" deep at deepest. A bit more flat on one side. Cross section shows a thin outer layer. Outside look reminds me of wood but I don't know. Looks like photos too big so I will load another below.
  8. I enjoyed a productive weekend hunting petrified wood in the Triassic age, approximately 210 mya, Newark Supergroup of Pennsylvania. The first 2 photos show a single specimen's 2 sides, illustrating profuse checking in the wood, and a likely rotten dead limb knot at top. Specimen weighs 19 pounds.
  9. Whitby find - bone/wood?

    Just found this on a morning stroll on a beach near Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK. Thought at best it may be a piece of reptile bone, maybe a piece of wood if not. Saw some nice plant material too, we were going to pick the larger pieces up on our return trip but the incoming tide made us decide against it. Thanks for looking
  10. 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?
  11. Fossil or Petrified Wood?

    Hello! I found this a while back around Melbourne, FL on the beach. I've gotten two guesses on what it is, whale bone fossil and petrified wood. I originally thought petrified wood too but there's a spot on the inside where there's not so much of the gray... sediment? and I feel like it might be bone structure, the brown lines? I'll show what I mean at the end. And thanks in advance! This was my first actual beach find and I know almost nothing so I'd love to hear anything you guys can tell from it! (The brown lines around the top) And an example I found online below, the one on the right has lines like it.
  12. Bone, Coal, Petrified Wood???

    Need some ID help please. Found on the beach in South Carolina. Roughly 2” by 1.5”. Thanks.
  13. I am taking a family vacation out to Sedona and saw that the Arizona Petrified Forest is close by so I'm planning a half day out that direction. Does anyone recommend a good place to look for that nice red petrified wood that you can keep? I know the park is off limits to collecting but assume there are places close by that you can collect.
  14. 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
  15. petrified wood?

    Hello Fossil Forum! I love rocks and rock hounding (but very amateur) and I look at the ground wherever I go. I picked up these rocks from a few locations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Most collected over the past year, found in hillsides (not streams). I think that they all look somewhat like petrified wood and was curious if anyone else has found similar samples from this area and/or knows anything at all about them. Thank you in advance for any thoughts, information, and opinions!
  16. Liesegang rings?

    At first I thought it might be the cross-section of petrified trunk but upon a closer inspection, I doubt it's petrified woods. It is not silicified. I wonder if it's a concretion or Liesegang rings? I don't think I have seen something like this in person before. I couldn't get it extracted because it's embedded in the bedrock.
  17. Petrified woods?

    I'm wondering if it's really the petrified woods. It's found in ironstone concretions from Dakota Sandstone (Cenomanian), and it strikes me as 'woody'. I'm interested in what others think. From different trip and different site few months ago, but same formation and age.
  18. Finding the fossilized leaves from Dakota formation (also known as Dakota Sandstone) has been one of my goals for a long time. Today I headed to Ellsworth County, Kansas, where the Dakota Sandstone are located and hunt for the fossilized leaves. Unfortunately it's mostly a bust, but I did find a couple possible wood fossils and a few interesting rocks. I didn't take anything home this time except some pictures and memories. Notice the trees following along the small stream. Interesting sandstone! Interesting ironstone concretion! ...Continued on the next post.
  19. I found these small colorful specimens of naturally polished petrified wood, which over millennia were sandblasted by the strong winds blowing across the Patagonia pampas of Argentina.
  20. Fossil ID: Petrified wood?

    My late father found this when clearing land in central Mississippi in the 1980’s. It’s been on his property since then and he always believed it was petrified wood. Can anyone help ID? It measures 27” x 12”.
  21. Wyoming Wonderland

    It has been 10 days since my trip to Wyoming came to a close. I have done a rough cleaning of my finds and will display some of them for you. To begin with, I had a continuing education class in Jackson. The scenery around the Tetons is truly breath taking. But I was eager to depart and begin a fossil hunting adventure with the 3 free days I had left. I love my bald eagles and found this photogenic pair as I departed town. My first stop was NE of Farson in an attempt to find some petrified palm wood. Here is the "road" which brought me to where I thought I should be. No petrified wood was found but I did put a few specimens in my bucket. I believe these are some algal structures??? They littered the butte that I was hunting on. This was not the start that I wanted, but just enjoying the openness of the Wyoming countryside made up for the lack of finds. I finished the day by taking in this sunset before departing. Tomorrow will be a new day and the fossil gods may be kinder, at least I hope. The next site is south of Wamsutter, and the hopeful finds will be "Turritella agate". This Green River Formation (Lamey Member) fresh water snail species is really Elimia tenera, not turritella. I must thank @jpc for directing me there without a hitch. This site appeared on google earth to be a hop, skip, and a jump from the gravel road. It is MANY MANY JUMPS!!! Had he not told me to continue until I saw these hills, I would have experienced my second failure. As you approach the hills, the road forks and the right fork takes you up on top giving you this view. UP top, Elimia are everywhere, for miles and miles!!! Every dark rock in this next photo' foreground contains them. An individual rock typical of what you see in the previous photo:
  22. Petrified Wood from Triassic in Pennsylvania

    Here are 3 medium size specimens of petrified wood that I found in the Newark Basin Triassic sedimentary deposits in southeastern Pennsylvania. They show a variety of color. Quarter coin is for scale. This material is rather scarce.
  23. I found 4 nice good-size specimens of petrified wood, from the Newark Basin Triassic sedimentary deposits, in southeastern Pennsylvania. Photo shows that all pieces are a light chocolate brown color. There is a quarter coin for scale. These are from the same location where I previously found two large specimens, which I posted a few years ago. This material seems to be rather scarce.
  24. Hi there, I found this specimen on a hike outside of Denver, Colorado. It was laying in the middle of the trail. It’s about 10cm long. It has grain that looks like wood or layers like mica. It’s also gold and shiny like pyrite or mica. It’s layers are wavy and it leaves a gold dust behind when handled. It’s stunning when the light hits it. Hoping to identify what it is. Thank you! Lisa
  25. Petrified wood ID help!!! Possible Amber?

    Does this piece of petrified wood contain amber? 20200728_003406.heic 20200728_003610.heic
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