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kmrakid

Good evening to everyone, I am really very new to fossils and petrified items so I am at a loss as to what I may have and I need your help. My grandfather left me this piece when he passed away a few months ago and it was marked "Petrified Mushroom". I have included some photos for your review and if you have any questions please let me know. The mushroom, for lack of a better word, is about 22" long by 14" deep by about 3/8" in height. It weighs just about 74 grams and has a spot in the middle that looks like wood, it looks like it was cut or removed from a piece of wood maybe a tree. Any help anyone could provide would be extremely appreciated. If this is the wrong forum to ask about my item I deeply apologize, just let me know and I will remove the post right away.

 

Thank you again and I hope everyone has a great week.20190127_122104.jpg.b66c97620b73b746e45a54f4cd2ab392.jpg20190127_122308.jpg.438be03f17ec35efd1a4445e84a23c59.jpg20190127_122353.jpg.e713d97ebdf1f7facb2114406f3cfc82.jpg20190127_122433.jpg.75f6446b31b3282fcb149a4da1a9165a.jpg20190127_122413.jpg.41a1e1d88f93646ea4793c10523c503d.jpg

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Darktooth

This looks like a typical fungus that grows on trees. I don't remember the name but is not a fossil.

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Coco
Herb

recent shelf fungus

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Tidgy's Dad

Yes, we call them bracket fungi. 

That's a very nice specimen.:)

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ynot

This is a recent mushroom of the type that grows on dead wood.

It is a large example, but not very old (geologically speaking).

This type of fungus will often feel very hard when dried out.

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abyssunder

I agree.
Here's a similar one from my collection. Found almost forty years ago in forest, on a tree trunk which was cut. Not so vivid like yours, but somehow preserved. :)

 

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May be close to Ganoderma.

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