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Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« on: November 27, 2022, 12:36:26 AM »
I am curious how many of you collect petrified wood and how many colors and varieties you have found. I found this piece in the Southern Cascades and put it in my aquarium and the plecostomus cleaned it up. It's made of some sort of hard coal or carbon deposit with agatized veins where the cavities in the wood filled with mineral deposits. It's a very cool piece. I have seen pieces from the same area as this with hollow cores filled with crystals much like a geode and a few with gold inside. I have also seen hollow pieces up higher on the mountain that were too large to remove. I still know their location in the creek and don't know how anybody would remove them without getting in trouble from the USFS. I would like to see what everyone else has found! I will get more pics of some other wood types I have found and rare colors.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2022, 12:37:30 AM »
Few other angles

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2022, 06:00:41 AM »
We love the stuff.   Nice find. 

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2022, 08:00:00 AM »
Find it often, my daughter (6) loves to find rocks and pick them up. When I go on solo hikes I canít help but to pick some interesting ones up. I think white flint has been the coolest of them.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2022, 08:08:57 AM »
I have a black piece of petrified wood that is about 10Ē in diameter and was 10Ē long. I cut it in half and polished both faces so you could see the veins. It was filled with white quartz spots with gold veins next to those. Really cool. I work with stone for a living so I have all the polishing equipment to do it.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2022, 08:10:36 AM »
Sounds beautiful!

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2022, 11:46:57 AM »
Yeah I would love to see a pic of it!

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2022, 01:30:19 PM »
I have a chunk of property that gets a bunch of it washed down each spring or uncovered. I pickup an occasional big piece. I prefer to pack stones out that I can knap lol

I let Radsav and his wife come up and grab a bunch. I donít think his back will ever be the same lol.
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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2022, 01:38:20 PM »
I got some big hunks from Arizona

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2022, 02:24:10 PM »
Most all of the ones I have found of the bigger chunks are always lighter colored.
This is one thatís out of the front porch.
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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2022, 02:32:36 PM »
Here is one side

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2022, 03:06:11 PM »
That is gorgeous


I just took down all my display rocks and up with Christmas displays.   When I get them back out Iíll get some pics up.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2022, 03:08:15 PM »
Thats beautiful
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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2022, 03:12:32 PM »
I love the fact there is opalized wood, petrified wood, agatized wood.  All classified as P wood.  Ranging anywhere from glass to ďplasticĒ to brittle .  Itís such cool stuff

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2022, 03:17:47 PM »
I find some big pieces. I can't bring myself to cut them open.

 


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