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  1. 1 years collection of Petrified Wood and Fossils from South Alabama.
  2. Growing Collection

    Its been a while since I've been on this forum but since my last post I have searched 100's of acres digging up the past. In 2 years my collection of petrified wood has grown to include fossilized oysters found in Pensacola and lower Alabama.
  3. Petrified Tree Stump

    I found this petrified tree stump today in very good condition. It weighs approximately 100 lbs, stands 1 foot tall and is 10 inches in diameter. Not sure on what kind of tree it was but it still has the bark. I was curious of how much I could sell this for. I found it near the Frio River and it hasn’t been cut or polished. I did wash the dirt off of it but thats it.
  4. Hello from Virginia as well.

    Found this in a mountain run off running thru my property. The outer part looks to be bark that is hard as a rock.
  5. Hello from Virginia as well.

    Found this neat looking rock this weekend. It has a ring around its outer area that looks like bark and is hard as rock. Could this be Petrified Wood?
  6. Petrified Wood Stump

    That is located at the begginning of Sissonsville rd in Cross Lanes you can see it from space https://earth.google.com/web/@38.42921102,-81.74297347,209.10297332a,40.29025545d,35y,0.55328534h,1.72088705t,
  7. Another odd "wood" fossil

    One more, if I may - This piece looks like a piece of wood! But it is in an area with a large amount of Calamites. (Lesser amounts of sigillaria and lepidodendron). A "root" section? Again, I am at a loss - and I will probably find MORE like this one. It is SOME part of a tree... Pennsylvanian period, of course. The 2nd photo is a close-up. Thank you for your attention!
  8. Odd wood fossil!

    This fossil is odd on a number of levels! The shale is a bit crumbly - but the "stick" that protrudes on the left side of figure 1 and 2 are VERY hard. Photo 3 and 4 are the reverse side... it looks like layers of wood! Found in an area heavy with calamites - Could these be pith casts? A rhizoid? I'm lost on this one!
  9. tooth?

    Dear Sir's,this is not a fossil I found.Please move if it should be in another spot.I found this beside the Sandusky river Fremont,Ohio northwest Ohio.It looks like a tooth to me and people I showed it to but is not rock or mineral.It is very light weight and has a woody feel to it.When I found it I thought it was from a recent animal so I showed it to all the hunters where I work(lots of them in this area).Was surprised none of them had ever seen something like this.There also seems to be two holes at the top of it on one side and one on the other side.One person who is really into animals and nature said it was canine but had no other ideas.Another said it looked and felt like antler to him.he also said with the holes it was possible that it was a carved from antler indian charm.Ohio had lots of native people and rivers move things a long way.I know mother nature can shape things in crazy ways to look like things they are not but the shape at the wide top is really so toothlike its hard to think this is whats going on here.I'm sorry for the bad photos I tried my best and can try again if someone asks.What do you think this may be? Thank You for any replies.......Steve
  10. Costa Rica

    I know that Costa Rica has a policy of confiscating natural items, so my plan is to photograph them. I read of a tourist attempting to drive fossils she bought and being charged with smuggling items of natural wonder, no bueno. That being said most I have found online is concerned with collecting and the prohibition of it. Does anyone know of any books about costa rican fossils and sites, books about costa rican geology, personal account, etc etc I have heard of some beaches on the pacific coast with petrified wood.
  11. This is another installment of the ongoing display project detailed in previous posts; http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/80671-display-stand-project-redux/ Here is the wooden base; sanded, shellac applied and drilled for the brass posts. I was having considerable difficulty with the shellac "gooping" up as I mopped it on this piece. I finally realized that I was down to about the last 20th of the batch I had mixed up. It had become significantly thicker than ideal via release of its volatile solvent. I cut the remainder with some more denatured alcohol and all was well. The wood is Yellowheart, Pau amarilla. It is a native of Brazil. Next the brass rods, formed to fit the fossil are tried in place. The sharpie mark visible on the right post was removed later. Here is the nodule containing the fossil fish seated to assess fit. The fish is from the Cretaceous of Brazil, Rhacolepis buccalis. Wax was applied to the wooden base and buffed to a low gloss. The finished display was then ensconced in its new home in the snolly great room.
  12. Baby, It's Cold Outside

    The hubbub of the holidays is over. The cold, crisp air has descended here in the Mid-Atlantic. The ground is frozen, but I was craving sunshine and the hunt. With blue skies today and the promise of snow tomorrow, I headed to the one place I was reasonably certain wouldn't be completely frozen -- the Delaware Bay. After all, we put salt on the roads here to keep them from freezing. How cold is it this week? Cold enough to freeze salt water! Here and there, exposed spots dotted the beach and the highest part of the bank, above the high tide line, was still exposed. There were a few pebbles here and there, but the odds of finding something in such scant gravel wasn't promising. I spent the next hour with a friend, exploring the ice formations with cameras. Still, my beloved beach did not disappoint. I found a couple of little favosites corals in the freezing tide pools and a 3-inch chunk of local petrified wood lying along the trash line. There is something ironic about finding petrified - silicified - wood frozen to the beach sand!
  13. Hello everybody! I need some help to ID a fossil wood from lower creataceous( likely Barremian) of Laghouat, Algeria. From many readings i know that softwood is made of cells named "tracheids" with special pits( bordered pits) and "rays" also with special cross fiels pits.The main reference, that i dont have , is "IAWA softwood microscopic features" . Infortunately there is no special study about the fossil trees of this particular area of Algeria. I took some photos on just traumatic sections ( i can't make "thin sections") using my old monocular microscope (x10 with oculars x5,x10, x15). and my camera Canon ixus160. I can see tracheids with "monoseriate and biseriate bordered pits" and many smaller pits are visible in "cross field area" . I think that theses features could match with an "Araucarian fossil wood" but is it really? i hope that some members specially who are familiar with softwood anatomy could help. Thank you.( sorry for my weird english!).
  14. Petrified birch wood

    From the album Petrified wood

    A Piece of Eocene era Petrified birch wood found in Wyoming
  15. sharks, teeth

    antique mall find. old typed tag say's fossil sharks teeth. Any ideas on the types of sharks based on the sizes or shapes? The frame construction tells me it has been around for awhile. Thanks, Bob
  16. Petrified Wood?

    Very new to the fossil game and i need some help. Think i came to the right place! Found this on a hike in SE Alaska and i think its petrified wood. Thoughts? Thanks!
  17. Fossil bone, wood, or other?

    I briefly explored an old creek outside of Dallas, TX yesterday; a creek I used to explore as a kid. I didn't find much at all because it was so overgrown and difficult to access these days. I found a few pretty river rocks, a nice little shell fossil and what appears to be either a little piece of petrified wood or bone. I took macro photos of it tonight. Please let me know what you think. I'm baffled. Larger fossil bone pieces, with this color/texture, have been found in this creek many years ago.
  18. Petwood with worm and fossil poop?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me identify these strange fossils I found in the atacama desert in South America. I believe 2 of them are seeds of some sort, and petrified wood with what looks to be a worm, and also a weird poo looking chunk. any thoughts? Thanks The seeds? petrified wood with worm? petrified poo
  19. fossil wood?

    Hi Is this fossil wood? Location: Jasna Cave , Kraków , Southern Poland. Age:?
  20. petrification

    When considering the permineralization/replacement processes and how they affect wood.And all of the organic material in and or around the wood.In clear to opalized voids in the tree sections what other organic material has been found,beside the wood itself?
  21. Fossil Wood? Or something else?

    Hi all, I recently found this on a trip to the Jurassic Coast at Dorset and have been intrigued by this find, i'm not an expert on fossil identification and was wondering if there was anything significant about this fossil. it strikes me as being either fossilised wood or an infilled burrow of some kind, however the shine, shape and downward strikes are leaving me somewhat puzzled. i would be grateful for all your potential ideas as to what this could be.
  22. Stumped? Tooth?

    Hey Everyone! Its been awhile since I've posted a new topic, Was out with a relative the other day agate hunting and stumbled upon this! Both of us are stumped? Is it a piece of Petrified wood? or is it a Tooth? My bets are that of a tooth, I hope, as it would be my first! Ive never seen a piece of wood similar to this, both sight and to the touch. What do you guys think? Your help would be appreciated Location: Southern Manitoba
  23. I saw that fossil online today and i have no idea what it can be... It was under the tag of ammonite,can it be fossil wood? The rings remind me Petrified wood but it cleaner then every petrified wood i ever saw,what can it be?
  24. Fossilized wood? Walton on the Naze finds.

    I found a lot of things during a visit to Walton on the Naze in England, but I'm curious about these at the moment. They resemble wood, such as small branches and twigs. I've tried to do research on them but I'm not really coming up with a definite answer. They don't appear petrified (at least to my untrained eye), so I'm wondering if they are fossilized branches. Or maybe nothing at all! If you need better pictures please let me know, I can do that tomorrow when the sun is (hopefully!) shining. Also, if someone can tell me how to tell the difference between a fossil shell and a more modern one, that would be great! I collected a ton of shells and I'm not sure what may be fossilized and what is definitely modern. Thanks!