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Found 185 results

  1. Wood? Bone? Fossil walkie talkie?

    Hello there all! I picked this oddity up last weekend. Since then I've been staring at it and... well... I can't make head nor tails of it. Seems to be soooomething? Found on the Yorkshire coast, along ice age clay cliffs
  2. What is this?

    Hi again. Found this today at walton on the naze. Not sure if it's a fossil animal or fossil wood or plant or something. Any help identifying is appreciated. Thanks.
  3. Hi again. So yesterday I found this at walton on the naze. Looks like some fossil shells and fossil wood inside? Would like some thoughts on if I should prep this or is it a waste of time? It caught my eye as quite a big piece and I can see some different shell,s or something through the surface. I'm not sure if they are recent shells or fossilised?I'm assuming fossils as where it was collected with all other fossil material around it.
  4. Are these wood fossils?

    Hi all, I am at Malaysia right now, at a fossil-bearing site. Are these wood fossils? - Andy
  5. Whitby find; wood?

    Found this piece on a beach near Whitby known for Jurassic marine fossils. Is it anything of interest; wood perhaps, or just inorganic? Thanks
  6. Hi everyone. I found these which I think are coprolites and some pyritised wood. Possibly a bird bone as well as one piece is hollow. Thanks for the help!
  7. Burnt Cretaceous wood

    Hello everyone again. About a month ago, while I was fossil hunting in local Dallas creek, I came across what looked like a prehistoric burnt wood that has been exposed by creek water. When I looked at it, other half of the wood was missing and washed away. Other half was embedded into a rock as you can see on the picture, part of the wood was petrified and other half was in carbonized form. It smelt like sulfur / burnt wood. I dug it out and kept the wood in my collection, but some still remains in the limestone. It was very strange that single burnt fossilized log was embedded in the limestone layer and petrified like that. Has anybody seen something like this?
  8. Hi everyone today again I found another plant fossil in the creek it use to be 2 feet long but I could not get it out in one piece because it seemed to fall apart when when I tried to remove it but I did get one piece out with good detail here are some photos
  9. Possible wood fossil

    Hello, I just want to say, know it isn't allowed to pick up fossils here in South Africa since it belongs to the state, but the state does not care nor want these fossils, so I have decided to help conserve the fossils by donating them to a local soon-to-be-built museum in our town. So anyways here is the fossil. It was picked up on the main beach of Yzerfontein. So.e of you might be familiar with the West Coast Fossil Park located a few miled away from the town. The fossil looks like a piece of wood. And I managed to break of what seems to be a thorn.
  10. strange wood fossil that needs ID

    Hi everyone this is Matthew again today in the creek I found this strange fossil I think it might be some kind of wood but I am not sure ? does anyone know what this is?
  11. Need help with my petrified wood..

    Okay so now that I have found a group of individuals to help me identify.... I would love to know what find of petrified wood I have collected.. species and mineralization would be helpful. I have stuff that I can't find online. I'll start with the first two that I can't even tell if they are wood or not... All help is incredibly appreciated. Found these two river tumbled pieces south of Green River, Utah. Jurassic I think? Very different from everything else in the field.. Looks agatized? Thank you! Trenton
  12. Petrified Wood

    Hello, So, I am doing an interesting experiment involving Petrified Wood. I am taking petrified wood and looking at it under a magnifier. I am also taking non fossilized dead wood and looking at it under a magnifier Basically, I am comparing Petrified wood to living wood. I am doing this to see the similarities and the differences between living plants and plant fossils. I am a gardener, its another hobby of mine, and I am curious about the differences and similarities. I have some interesting data so far. According to my observations, there are not a lot of differences between the Petrified wood and the Living wood as far as the grain direction and the rings go. I used a magnifier setting to look at the grains. It may look weird, but it was the best way for me to get an idea of what the grains and rings looked like. Attached are the pictures. I also noticed that the grains and rings are farther apart in the petrified wood. There may be a reason for that. I am looking into it. I just wanted to share this experiment. If anyone has input about the experiment or additional data, please feel free to post it. If you want color photos, I will get them. Jared
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. Petrified Wood or Tooth?

    Hi, does anyone know what this is? My son found it in a rock pile in Toronto, Canada. Thanks!!!
  16. Pet Wood or possibly bone??

    found this on gravel road it was from a gravel load from the Brazos river west of Houston Texas at first look I was thinking pet wood but under the microscopic camera the cell structure is a bit odd so was wondering if it may be bone?
  17. 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
  18. Is this fossil wood if so, any possible Id on species? This comes from the Carboniferous coal deposit on seaham's blast beach
  19. Petrified wood?

    Hi, today I found what looks to me like petrified wood! Was wondering if someone could confirm? (found in south east Virginia)
  20. I just came back from a surveying trip with some specialists from the museum this weekend, and naturally on the day after they left I happened to come across this oddball... It's really nothing like I've ever seen in the area before. The fossil itself is a piece of fragile lignitic wood inside a sandstone concretion, found in a thin layer of the late cretaceous marine Bearpaw formation associated with trace burrow fossils, and known to be deposited in a near-shore deltaic environment. Very well preserved, fragile lignitic wood is common, as well as other trace burrow fossils (you can see some in the concretion itself), which leads me to believe that these are infilled burrows of some kind (termites?). But I've never seen burrows in fossil wood that look like this, never mind in mud or any other substrate. They look to be too closely clustered together to be burrows, as in most substrates this would cause the walls between them to collapse. I know the chances are astronomically low, and that this almost definitely isn't the case, but this looks the most to me like some sort of fungal colony more than anything. Could it be a trace fossil of some kind of fungus or plant? I only have these photos from the field currently, as the specimen is currently jacketed, but I might have a chance to get some better photos either tomorrow or sometime later this week. (PS, I still find myself unable to upload any images to the forum. I get an error message that says, "The page you are trying to access is not available to guests, but may be available if you sign in.") View of concretion Note the lignitic wood still clinging to the top and bottom of the hollow once presumably filled by it. Left close-up Right close-up Some of the smaller "nodules"
  21. 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
  22. 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?
  23. 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!
  24. Petrified Wood Under UV

    From the album Fluorescent Petrified Wood

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

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