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Petrified wood polished plate. Please help with ID

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Ludwigia

I recently purchased this along with a number of other fossils. The only drawback was that there was absolutely no information to be had on them, but I jumped at it since it was such a good deal. Now I'm hoping that somebody out there may have an idea what type of wood this is and where it might come from.

 

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Ruger9a

Maybe willow, maybe from Oregon.  

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Ludwigia
10 hours ago, Ruger9a said:

Maybe willow, maybe from Oregon.  

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Ludwigia

@paleoflor @Plantguy ? I know that you guys are more specialized in recognizing soft parts, but I thought I'd ask anyway if you might recognize the pattern. After looking at a lot of wood cross sections in the Net, I have the feeling that this comes rather from a Cenozoic site than an older one. Oregon would certainly be a candidate in that case.

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paleoflor

In terms of the colouration and appearance of the tuff matrix, the specimen looks very similar to material from the early Permian of Brasil.

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8 hours ago, paleoflor said:

In terms of the colouration and appearance of the tuff matrix, the specimen looks very similar to material from the early Permian of Brasil.

Thanks for your input, but I think those are mostly ferns, aren't they?

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ynot

It is rockwood silicas. Don't know where it is from though.:thumbsu:

 

 

 

 

 

:default_rofl:

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1 hour ago, ynot said:

It is rockwood silicas. Don't know where it is from though.:thumbsu:

 

 

 

 

 

:default_rofl:

Sorry, but I don't get the joke :headscratch:

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ynot

You asked what the type of wood is.

Agatized petrified wood = rockwood silica(s)

 

 

Sorry, My sense of humor is somewhat off these days.:shrug:

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paleoflor
8 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Thanks for your input, but I think those are mostly ferns, aren't they?

Mostly, perhaps, but not certainly not exclusively. Conifers and calamiteans also occur frequently. Your specimen would belong to the former group.

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5 hours ago, ynot said:

You asked what the type of wood is.

Agatized petrified wood = rockwood silica(s)

 

 

Sorry, My sense of humor is somewhat off these days.:shrug:

I googled rockwood silica just for fun and ended up in a mine in Minnesota.

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2 hours ago, paleoflor said:

Mostly, perhaps, but not certainly not exclusively. Conifers and calamiteans also occur frequently. Your specimen would belong to the former group.

Thanks.

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