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Can you identified what is this rock (fossil?)

 
 
Kozeg
 
Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2015 07:12 pm
I found this strange rock years ago in the forest near my house (I live in the countryside) and I always been curious to know if it was a fossil of a tree.

http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=159307Strangerock.jpg

Thanks.
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neologist
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2015 12:21 am
@Kozeg,
Could be.
If farmerman checks in, perhaps he can take a look at it.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2015 04:46 am
@Kozeg,
It certainly looks like petrified wood, but hard to say for sure from a photo. How detailed are the edges?
Kozeg
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2015 04:01 pm
@rosborne979,
The edge is a little detail. This is the best picture I can take with my phone.

http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=787528strangerock2.jpg
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2015 04:21 pm
@Kozeg,
Sorry, it's still impossible to tell whether it's sedimentary rock or petrified wood.

You really need to look closely at the grain and see if there are any obvious organic/wood formations. Basically you need some feature which distinguishes it from sedimentary rock or petrified wood.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 2 Sep, 2015 11:04 am
@Kozeg,
Yes Kozeg it sure looks like pet wood
timur
 
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Reply Wed 2 Sep, 2015 12:23 pm
@dalehileman,
How can you say that, Dale?

It has nothing to do with Trincomali wood (petwood) aka Berrya Ammonilla..

Be precise and forget abbreviations..
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 2 Sep, 2015 12:35 pm
@timur,
Thanks for clarifying.
I thought he was suggesting a leash for it.
timur
 
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Reply Wed 2 Sep, 2015 12:36 pm
@neologist,
I wouldn't be surprised if he did...
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 2 Sep, 2015 02:24 pm
@timur,
Quote:
How can you say that, Dale?
With utmost aplomb, Tim

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...Trincomali wood (petwood)........ forget abbreviations..
Oops Tim that's on one me

...the one time I forgot the dot
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 2 Sep, 2015 07:46 pm
@dalehileman,
Its petrified wood. Its a type that is a common opal infill. Its quite common from Jurassic nd Cretaceous beds of the North American west and Africa . Some of the beds, where hot water stayed and penetrated , fire opals are formed . Its quite common to have this dull massive woodlike rock showing layers and rings and then, BAM, youd see whole lenses of fire opals in the wood.

Id look round the same area because that wood structure can houae some really nice gem quality opal if there was enough of a hydrothermal contact zone.


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