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Could this be petrified wood?

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Bradley Flynn

I have had this rock with my mineral collection for a while and have always wondered if it could be wood. It has a gold sheen to it, especially when wet. I can't remember where I found it. 

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grandpa

Certainly looks like pet wood to me.  Some really nice coloration on the piece as well.

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Familyroadtrip

That wood be my guess

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Rockwood

It cleaves in a nicely wooden way.

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EMP
1 hour ago, Bradley Flynn said:

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I'm going to go against the grain (haha..haha...ha...) and say that this isn't petrified wood, for this photo right above me. Given your other posts I assume this is from or around the Devonian marine site? To me this looks like a piece of schist with foliations, that is also displaying quartz/calcite venation. I've collected a decent amount of fossil/petrified wood from the Cretaceous nearer me, and although it isn't uncommon there for pieces of the matrix to cling around the fossil wood, this mineralization almost appears to blend into the host rock, indicating that it was formed via precipitation because of a nearby pluton, metamorphism, or a pre-existing crack.  

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Tidgy's Dad

+1 for a metamorphic rock such as schist. 

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Bradley Flynn

Agreed! thanks:dinothumb: glad I got that out of my system, has been bugging me for some time. 

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Rockwood

@Bradley Flynn Can you  facet an end ? It sounds like cleavage isn't going to cut it.

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Bradley Flynn
15 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

@Bradley Flynn Can you  facet an end ? It sounds like cleavage isn't going to cut it.

Cut and polish one end of it? 

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Bradley Flynn
31 minutes ago, EMP said:

 

I'm going to go against the grain (haha..haha...ha...) and say that this isn't petrified wood, for this photo right above me. Given your other posts I assume this is from or around the Devonian marine site? To me this looks like a piece of schist with foliations, that is also displaying quartz/calcite venation. I've collected a decent amount of fossil/petrified wood from the Cretaceous nearer me, and although it isn't uncommon there for pieces of the matrix to cling around the fossil wood, this mineralization almost appears to blend into the host rock, indicating that it was formed via precipitation because of a nearby pluton, metamorphism, or a pre-existing crack.  

The valley I live in is mesozoic and younger. The other sites I explore are Devonian, and not to far from me. 

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Bradley Flynn

Just want clear something up. When I said "I can't remember where I found it" I mean that I don't remember the specific area, strata type. But it was found in the valley where I live.

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Bradley Flynn

@grandpa @Familyroadtrip @Rockwood sorry I didn't even see your replies. Thank you! I want it to be wood, but after doing some reading I think metamorphic rock fits. It does have some characteristics of pet wood though:zzzzscratchchin:

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Rockwood
2 hours ago, Bradley Flynn said:

Cut and polish one end of it? 

10 4

American trucker talk for yes.

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Bradley Flynn

@Rockwood Yes I can, and will give it a go when I get a chance:dinothumb: 

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abyssunder

In my opinion, that might be a geoligical wonder. :)

 

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Rockwood
2 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

In my opinion, that might be a geoligical wonder. :)

 

It probably is. But it will be good exercise anyway.

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abyssunder
6 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

It probably is. But it will be good exercise anyway.

I agree!

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Moozillion
3 hours ago, Familyroadtrip said:

That wood be my guess

I saw what you did! :ighappy:

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Bradley Flynn

Definitely a schist, can't be sure exactly what form. Anyway, it's not a fossil so let's leave it at that. 

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