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New Jersey Cretaceous fossil wood and ratfish tritor

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Hello everyone,

I have a couple questions about these two items.

The first is a badly crumbling piece of fossil wood. I have not tried stabilizing it yet, but I have heard that wood with this type of preservation always crumbles. If anyone has had luck stabilizing this type of NJ wood please let me know.

I am almost completely sure the second piece is just an oddly worn small section of ratfish tritor, but I want to make sure it isn’t something else.

 

Thanks for any help,

Joseph

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non-remanié

Number 2 doesn't really look familiar.  It very likely might be a worn chunk of ratfish but I don't think much can be said from the pictures.   In hand it probably would be obvious. 

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non-remanié

Lignite fossils 

 

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32 minutes ago, non-remanié said:

Lignite fossils 

 

 

Sweet thanks for the link. I’m guessing most if not all of the NJ stream lignite comes out of the Wenonah. Hopefully I’ll be able to stabilize some of it.

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non-remanié

Lignite is common in many formations.   If you try the PEG technique show us the results!    There's lots of spots with an abundance of lignite in the nj cretaceous

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