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David Scibetta

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David Scibetta

Hi everybody. i just wanted to show off a few pics of some massive logs of petrified wood pulled out of a sand and gravel mine, along the banks of the Cape Fear River, near Elizabethtown. Our work associate owns it and came into a bunch during digging and set these beasts aside. There's even a base of a tree with roots and all, like a dozer just ripped it out. I've grabbed a bunch of much smaller bits and pieces, basically petrified firewood. It is scattered all over the place, and is all sorts of textures. You haven't felt pain until you've felt a stone splinter. I'll post closeup pics of the smaller pieces to show detail if anyones interested. Thanks for looking.

David

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Auspex

Wow. Really? Wow.

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xonenine

yes, please, show us the close-ups!:)

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piranha

Amazing! B)

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RickNC

Nice!

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fossilsofnj

Sweet, would love to see more pics

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Xiphactinus

beautiful!!! I'd love to have a couple of those in my landscaping.

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Tarheel59

That would be most coolest job to find stuff while you are getting paid to boot. Toss the finds to the side to pick on way home.. :) :) Of course those big ones might need a trailer to hawl them out. But really cool finds, thanks for sharing...:)

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MikeDOTB

Wow thats awesome, I really need to get a boat and explore the tar river, thanks for posting!

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Tarheel59

Wow thats awesome, I really need to get a boat and explore the tar river, thanks for posting!

Mike when ya get one I will help ya off load and load boat being 2nd mate sure Rick will be 1st mate :) :) :)

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MikeDOTB

Mike when ya get one I will help ya off load and load boat being 2nd mate sure Rick will be 1st mate :) :) :)

"I think were going to need a bigger boat" :P:D Sorry, I couldnt resist qouting that!

But yeah, I am definitely up for some exploring!

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Tarheel59

"I think were going to need a bigger boat" :P:D Sorry, I couldnt resist qouting that!

But yeah, I am definitely up for some exploring!

I have a jon boat but I know we need a bigger boat for all them fossils we will find :)

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GlennS

Very Interesting ! The wood looks like fresh deadfall.Is it all the same color through out. Can't wait to see the closeups of other pieces.

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Sharkbyte

Hello David,

That is really cool. Huge petrified wood. I find petwood often but usually small pieces. I have however found a very neat section of petrified wood that has a neat quartz crystal formation in the center of it.

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David Scibetta

Whew! Finally, some time to take closeups. This is a group of six pieces I have from all sorts of angles, and on areas that look interesting. The neatest is the flaky one, very crystally. But I kind of like them all. It's just so cool because of all the different textures on all of it. I really need to load up on about 2 tons more.

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David Scibetta

And lastly...

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MikeDOTB

Wow, great close ups. I need to do some river exploring!

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Auspex

Very cool! Looks like various stages of pre-fossilization decomposition.

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