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I was out for a bit on Sunday and noticed this piece of wood sitting at the bottom of a new fall. Finding bits of wood eroding out of the cliffs is not an uncommon thing but it is always a crumbly mess (think rotten cork). This is the first time I've ever found a piece this size free of the cliff and in such good condition.

I'm not sure how it will dry but my intent would be to clean off the remaining clay matrix and then hit it with a coat or two of clear poly or similar. Open to other preservation ideas if anyone thinks this is a horrible idea.

BTW.. Pretty sure this stuff would still burn if I let it dry out completely. Amazing to me to think that is possible after a 5 million+ years.



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Nice piece! Looks like it might be teredo bored too.

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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