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Found 147 results

  1. possible petrified palm nut

    I found this at the Siskiyou Pass near the border of Oregon and California. It was in 2 pieces when I found it - that fit together. In this same area I found lots of petrified wood including petrified palm wood and other petrified wood both large and small. Could this be a petrified palm nut? The length of the 2 pieces together is over 15 centimeters and the diameter where it broke is over 6 centimeters.
  2. possible petrified fruit

    I found a 5 centimeter (2 inch) diameter rock in Oregon. When I hit it with a hammer (several times) it split perfectly in half. In the middle there was what appeared to be a seed - about the size, shape, and color of an apple seed. The rock had all these "carpels" or "rays", "flakes" coming out from the center. I sanded one half of the inside of the rock. I did not sand the outside. The outside is very hard. The inside is sort of flaky. The outside could not be scratched with a fingernail or coin. Acid did not make the rock fizz or do anything. Someone thought it might be a concretion but I doubt that because of the pattern and "flakes". What do you think it is?
  3. Please help to identify.

    Hi all my name is Jeff. Long time listener, first time caller. I found this while walking the Cuiver River in central Lincoln co. MO. Would definitely appreciate some input!
  4. My brother collects rocks, I however do not. I was at a local auction and there were a number of neat rocks I purchased a bunch and turns out for the most part I did really well. However, this one neither of us knew about but given they came from a museum I was hopeful, the label reads “Petrified turtle eggs, sack of three eggs, Lamedeer, Montana.” I have a whole five bucks invested into it so it won’t hurt me if it’s just a rock.
  5. Bone, branch or other

    Supposedly these came from the Missouri River valley in central South Dakota. One old timer says he was told they are petrified bones. They are very solid and high strength. Somewhat symmetrical on the longitudinal axis. Sandstone appearance on surface. What are these, any ideas?
  6. Was this rock underwater ?

    In our cottage in an island there are these big rocks that were dug up from the ground when we first built our house but there is one rock in particular that looks like it may have been underwater at some point and I sure am interested in the possibility of maybe finding some fossils, what's your opinion ?does it look like it may have been underwater? And could this area have fossils? Thanks
  7. New item I found

    I found this in eastern tennessee along with many other itemts.
  8. Petrified bone?

    His all I found this what I assume is some sort of petrified bone. It is shiny and very hard, and seems mineralised. About 2.5cm long by about 2. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I only joined the forum after finding this.
  9. Iron-Petrified Stick with Vines?

    While rockhounding in the area of the Niagara Penninsula, I found an odd-shaped piece of metal about 5 inches beneath very thick, wet mud. The place in which I found the object was in a very shallow stream, which ran over sedimentary rock of the pre-Cambrian shield. After a closer inspection at home, I believe I may have found an iron-mineralized piece of a petrified wood, intertwined with two separate vines. A friend suggested it may be a rusty drill bit although I have doubts based on the location it was found. It is 3 1/2" long and 3/4" wide. It is heavy and seems hard like a metal. It is somewhat magnetic. It appears mostly brown, with spots of orange, and some light brown mud residue. I am assuming the vibrant orange colour is rust although there are also pale-orange spots which resemble the interior of a stick. Before cleaning the specimen, I would appreciate any opinions/advice. I am only able to attach two photos, but I will upload the rest in the response section. Any help is much appreciated!
  10. Petrified Wood or Tooth?

    Can anyone pls identify this? My son found it at a construction site in a rock pile in Toronto, Canada. Thx!
  11. Petrified Wood or Tooth?

    Hi, does anyone know what this is? My son found it in a rock pile in Toronto, Canada. Thanks!!!
  12. Really cool petrified wood

    Please give me any info you can on this. This is the most beautiful piece of petrified wood I have ever found. Any idea on age or type of wood etc.? Is the white outer covering volcanic ash? Top
  13. Petrified wood?

    Hi, today I found what looks to me like petrified wood! Was wondering if someone could confirm? (found in south east Virginia)
  14. Possible Petrified bone?

    New to this. Found in a creek bed that has changed drastically due to road development, and flooding from the Mississippi. Found a lot of other interesting things I’ll post by group
  15. Petrified Mushroom ID and Value

    I was hiking in the smoky mountains in NC near Maggie valley when I came across this, what I thought to be a petrified mushroom. It seems to be pretty since I very rarely see mushrooms up in the Smokies
  16. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  17. Hello everyone! I have no experience with fossils whatsoever, but this looks like a fossil to me. It is very heavy and feels like a petrified bone / cartilage or shell of some kind. Very peculiar. What is it? I bought it in a second hand shop in Sweden. Thank you in advance!
  18. Is this petrified wood or agate?

    I am not sure if this is petrified wood or an agate. Origin: Arizona. Please help.
  19. Petrified wood?

    I need help with identifying a couple pieces of petrified wood please....
  20. Found in coal seam

    I work in the coal mine in South western pa. Northern wv. I find petrified wood mostly fern tree piece but can't find much about them online. I also find what I think is pyrite.I know that they are mostly fern. They are out of the Pittsburgh seam and are around 330 million years old. Any other info would be appreciated.
  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. Petrified Mushroom

    This was found in SW Washington, Pacific County. Looks like a petrified mushroom from reference books but have not come across this one in particular.
  23. Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood, viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light Miocene Odessa, Delaware
  24. Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood, viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light Miocene Odessa, Delaware
  25. Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood, viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light Miocene Odessa, Delaware
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