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Pertified/agetized wood?


Het Patel

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Rock, but not fossil, methinks. Petrified wood would show grain? 

 

As you have been asked before, what is the geology of the area you are finding your specimens? Formation and age may assist you in being better able to locate fossils. Also, as asked before, please get into the habit of posting specimens with a ruler or tape measure for scale, not fingers.

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Affirmative. Cycadeoid ? 

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Just now, Rockwood said:

Affirmative. Cycadeoid ? 

Really? How so? I genuinely would like to know and don't quite see what you are seeing... :headscratch:

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1 minute ago, Kane said:

Rock, but not fossil. Petrified wood would show grain.

 

Not always the way you might expect. Zoom in.

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1 minute ago, Rockwood said:

Not always the way you might expect. Zoom in.

Still can't make it out. :headscratch:

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2 minutes ago, Kane said:

Really? How so? I genuinely would like to know and don't quite see what you are seeing... :headscratch:

My first instinct was to dismiss it as a rock, but I think it has a complex texture that doesn't show well in a photo.

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Fossildude19

@Rockwood

 

I strongly disagree. This looks like metamorphic rock to me.

 

Cropped and contrasted:

 

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I'm still in on something like a cycad. Context would help a lot though.

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try to see this image horizontally you might me able to see the layers i am talking about.

 

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45 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

@Rockwood

 

I strongly disagree. This looks like metamorphic rock to me.

 

Cropped and contrasted:

 

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I think that after contrasting the image the specimen will look much darker which will make it more look like a rock.

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Once again: formation and/or age if known. Context is absolutely essential in identifying fossils.

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I'll perhaps loosen my grip a bit, but I'm not letting go 'till we get a little info. surrounding the find.

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I am reminded that at my last color vision screening, the tech. seemed to indicate that I don't see things the same way a lot of folks do.

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I'm gunna side with Rockwood on this one.  There is something about this 'rock' that for my eyes says its not a rock.   Im sure thats about as much help as throwing your jacket in a river so the old lady can cross.  :)

 

RB

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Fossildude19

I see the "layers", but am still unconvinced.

They could just as easily be effects of erosion.

As Kane stated, location found, formation/geologic setting, and reports of cycad fossil finds from the area might change my mind.

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1 minute ago, Fossildude19 said:

I see the "layers", but am still unconvinced.

They could just as easily be effects of erosion.

As Kane stated, location found, formation/geologic setting, and reports of cycad fossil finds from the area might change my mind.

Got this one from mountain from where I got many peices of pertified wood. 

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Fossildude19

Again, "mountain" is not enough information to make any kind of diagnosis. 

Country/region or town where find was made. 

What is the age of the bedrock in the area?   Have you looked at geological bedrock maps of the area? 

Are there scientific papers recording the finds of wood in the area? 

 

The majority of your posts here have been rocks, so, skepticism is required. 

 

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Fossildude19

Resemblance is not proof of identity.  :( 

 

 

 

 

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Ok ok, so sorry for half baked information after some research I concluded that the bedrock age from where I found it is around 46million years and the fossils which were discovered here were  of 3 million years of age.

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4 hours ago, Het Patel said:

Dosen't that resembles a bark?

No. It does look like a sectioned view to me however. 

 

10 minutes ago, Het Patel said:

BTW is it really  cycodeoid ? I really want to know?

Cycads and cycadeoids are related. I think cycad may be more likely at this age, but we really need help here. 

@Plantguy @paleoflor

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Harry Pristis

Looks to me like a fine-grained, indurated sandstone.

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