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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2022, 08:23:27 PM »
That obsidian is cool.
Ya , I think if we as hunters can pack an elk or moose out of the worst hole around we should be able to get a petrified log out with a crew of guys. That would be fun just to say we did it.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2022, 08:31:21 PM »
Some of the red pieces with the moss agate look in them and the bark edge showing.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2022, 08:32:04 PM »
Another piece

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2022, 08:36:43 PM »
They are very cool pieces. It almost looks like black ink oozing into a clear solution after falling from a dropper. From the Whiskey Dick Creek drainage.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2022, 08:50:07 PM »
This is a rough agate from Red Top my six year old son found! He lost his mind after finding this one and is clearly hooked on rock hounding now. He wants to have someone slice it for him.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2022, 08:55:39 PM »
Those are great Ldennis!  I wish I got the wet saw my Great Uncle had as well, I have a bunch of geodes I'd like to cut.

That p-wood you have is really unique.  I dig the idea of cutting petrified wood into bookends.  Especially if you can book match them.  They work great, are always on display that way, and functional.  One of the greatest and most unique gifts you can give to anybody who has a shelf with books on it, which is mostly everybody.
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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2022, 08:59:46 PM »
Yeah I don't have a wet saw either. I need to invest in one that can cut large pieces. I've seen video of cutting large rocks with aircraft cable and a pulley system made into a saw. It works surprisingly well.


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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2022, 09:28:31 PM »
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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2022, 10:20:40 PM »
Wow, pretty cool pics!
Where or what type of ground should someone look for petrified wood? I have found a few small pieces in Washington more by accident than any good rock hounding.

Would love to look down here in OK.

I'm no expert but I found a map that showed seismic activity that kind of pointed me to an area. Makes sense that some disturbance churned stuff up and left it up toward the surface.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2022, 10:26:29 PM »
One of my favorites that sits next to my door. Boring color but crystals running throughout.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2022, 10:57:05 PM »
Yeah that's an awesome piece slavenoid!

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2022, 05:07:37 AM »
Whoa, those crystals are cool!

Thatís some nice color on that p wood LD.  The dendritic pattern is unique as well.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2022, 06:56:43 AM »
Thank you, I have some other poorly formed black and white banded p-wood I'll post this evening. It's also from the Palouse in a private spot. Not very common.

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Re: Petrified wood and Rockhounding
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2022, 08:11:54 AM »
Here's a piece I got

 


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