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Agate or petrified wood

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Mykkhul97

I am pretty sure this is an agate or maybe petrified wood. It is a 1/4" slab and solid. Any help would be appreciated

 

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minnbuckeye

No picture!

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Mykkhul97
23 minutes ago, minnbuckeye said:

No picture!

It shows one on my end

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minnbuckeye

That's better!!!! Now let the experts chime in. Beautiful piece. They will want to know the general area you found this in. If it was in Minnesota where I hunt and maybe you do too, I would have called it a stromatolite. 

 

 

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Stromatolites are not only Earth's oldest of fossils, but are intriguing in that they are our singular visual portal (except for phylogenetic determination of conserved nucleic acid sequences and some subtle molecular fossils) into deep time on earth, the emergence of life, and the evolving of the beautiful forms of life of modern time. A small piece of stromatolites encodes biological activity perhaps spanning thousands of years. In broad terms, stromatolites are fossil evidence of the prokaryotic life that remains today.2.3 billion year old stromatolites from Michigan

 

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Mykkhul97

Yes it is from Minnesota as I am also from. 

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ynot

Does not look like petrified wood or agate.

Could be a stromatolite or a foliated metamorphic rock.

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UtahFossilHunter

Looks like a stromatolite to me.

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Terra

It also looks a bit like a mineral called sphalerite and the galena often has the name zinc diaphragm. But that's just guess.

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