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Found 165 results

  1. Thinking I found a fossil? Colorado

    Hi everyone. I found this extruding from a hillside on Green Mountain near Golden, CO. It is in the Green Mtn Conglomerates formation. Lots of little petrified wood around. Color or is white with some slight red marks. There are small pores but different than what I see with a lot of pet wood. Any help would be great. https://imgur.com/tpVtjNR https://imgur.com/tfv8lO3 https://imgur.com/qFxG2c7 https://imgur.com/FKz5Mr0 https://imgur.com/wwYlheE geology info: https://imgur.com/tiAh2ok
  2. At my main fossil site, soft fossil driftwood is pretty common, buried in cretaceous mud. It is full clam borings. Some of it looks great when first dug up, even with the bark still on it. Unfortunately, as it dries it crumbles to fragments. I think it is full of pyrite. Does anyone know how to preserve wood like this?
  3. Ancient Dino Skull???

    This was given to me by my father in law 7 years ago which he had found around 20 years before next to a creek on their property here in Lawrence County Tennessee. It had set in their garden for years before they decided to sell and I had asked for it along with several other oddly shaped rocks and boulders for our garden. Recently, had a friend suggest that it could be a fossil of either a plant or some kind of reptile? Either way I have no clue as to what it is. The pictures were taken on our deck, the deck boards are 5-1/2" wide to draw your scale from. It's fairly heavy and could probably use some kind of cleaning? Thanks!
  4. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Cypress Wood Family Cupressaceae Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
  5. fossil or not?

  6. Is this petrified wood or agate?

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

    I need help with identifying a couple pieces of petrified wood please....
  8. ID Wood, Iron, bones in MD?

    New to the sport. Found these yesterday at Calvert Cliffs and along the Potomac River. Big debate was weather the largest piece was bark that had been replaced by iron of if it was just a clump of iron from the bog. Several larger pieces observed on site in the cliffs and on the beach- some said they were wood; other just "bog iron". Please critique or help with id. Thank you.
  9. Anyone have any idea what this wood is

    I recently purchase this from a seller who claimed it was fossil wood from India, have you guys heard of Indian fossil wood and it more looks like some type of palm, maybe calamities, but I’m not really sure thanks for looking note how mineralised it is I don’t know what it is though as it is very heavy
  10. 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.
  11. Fossil finds

    Anyone have and ideas on this ? Found it whilst shark tooth hunting on the beach .
  12. Identification

    Curious as to types of petrified wood this may be. Photos are not great but best as I can do for now. I love petrified wood and new to identification of types but trying. Most of my samples are found at really high elevation on mountain tops, which intruiges me when I read how it is formed. I'm no.longer able physically to go Out anymore, these are finds from many years ago that now I'm curious into more the types now. Excuse the spelling as I have my kid posting for me. I can't text with his hands hardly anymore.She Thanks for any comments.
  13. 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
  14. Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

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

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

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

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

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

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

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

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

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

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Petrified Wood viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light Eocene Blue Forest, Wyoming
  20. Blue Forest Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Petrified Wood viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light Eocene Blue Forest, Wyoming
  21. Blue Forest Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

    Petrified Wood viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light Eocene Blue Forest, Wyoming
  22. Mess of Things I need Identifyed

    Ok, I went looking for fossils in Renton, Washington state. I also went to Tukwila Washington (supposedly there are plant fossils here.) I found some things and maybe anyone could confirm if they are indeed fossils or something else. I'm not aiming for species of genus, the quality of these are not to that level, BUT if you have an idea, let me know. Thanks all. (I'm going to do kind of a dump here with all my findings.) Fig. A: Found in Green River Tukwila Washington. Not sure just picked the piece up about 1 1/2 inches long. Fig. B: Found in sedimentary rock in Renton Cedar river park. (people have found fossils here before) The picture of the boulder shows where the rock / fossil was lodged into it. Fig. C: I have no idea, it jumped out at me at Cedar River on the river bank next to a natural cut in the sediment. Fig. D: I believe this is old Carbonized wood or something like that but I'm so amateur I probably don't know what I'm talking about. It was found in the sediment (in the picture you can see it sticking out of rock). The Geologic map says Renton is in the Eocene time period but I know wood takes 300 million years to carbonize (So I read) Anyways if you could tell me how this got so deep in the sediments and maybe its age that would be great. (the sediment was on the side of a cliff so it wasn't someone's campfire unless they broke gravity.) Fig. E: Again, not sure. It feels like carbon but maybe with bark or something on it. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The last few images I couldn't take home because they were too huge ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fern maybe: I found this in Renton WA by Green river. Carbonized Log Maybe: I found this streak of charcoal looking substance imbedded in a rock and I cant get it out but it is indeed deep in the rock. You can see on the side that it goes all the way through. Tukwila Maybe Plant: Probably the only fossil I found so far. I have my best bet on this one. No idea what it truly is. Dash Point Leaf?: At Dash point Tacoma Washington I found this chunk of clay with a deciduous looking leaf shape but I did not take it home with me. A lot of this clay had black splotches on it and it was probably only a coincidence. If you made it this far holy cow I'm sorry for just dumping but anything helps. THANK YOU!
  23. bumpy stubby wood or coral?

    coral wood or something else? found west of Houston in a gravel load from the Brazos River I have taken the pics in two different lights, this what ever it is seemed out of place only one like it in the location that I could find... could be a fragment of something larger I don't know.
  24. Just for a bit if background I was collecting at turimetta headland bear Sydney and I had found several ferns which was decent considering I only had 1 hour but on my way back I spotted these and was wondering whether they were fossils too (probably not knowing me (; )
  25. Petrified Wood

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Generally considered to be cypress wood, but there is some evidence for larger species in the Cupressaceae family. Miocene New Castle County, Delaware
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