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I’ve been to an outcrop on a cut highway ramp three times over the past three days. First two times I gathered rocks and broke them up at home. This time I stuck around and searched.

 

This outcrop has a prominent exposure of the Pine Creek limestone. In the shale immediately above that, I found my first fossilized plant/tree tap root. 13oz Estwing pick for scale.

 

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I was able to recover it. It’s about 12 pieces. The top portion has a quartz looking center. I plan on taking some photos and then trying to piece it back together with some paraloid.

 

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Sjfriend

Nice piece. That will take a bit of puzzle work

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Recovered pieces thus far. Hope to photograph some better, and then rejoin pieces.

 

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Almost back together.

 

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Also posted this in a different thread, but I was able to identify petrified root anatomy:

 

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Hi, last post about this. I put it back together. Enjoy!

 

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With scale:

 

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