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Non Life Sciences => Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology => Topic started by: Mo on 20/06/2018 22:11:01

Title: Is this Petrified Palmwood, Wood or Bone?
Post by: Mo on 20/06/2018 22:11:01
Id please.  I have attached pictures.  Trying to determine if it's palm, pet or bone? Brazos County, TX.
* Pet, Palm or Bone-R.jpg (710.73 kB . 2016x1512 - viewed 1286 times)
Title: Re: Is this Petrified Palmwood, Wood or Bone?
Post by: Tomassci on 13/07/2018 10:55:00
Looks like bone. Can you send pictures under a microscope? It will certainly help.
Here is an example, how it could be:
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Shooted with x4 magnification.
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Title: Re: Is this Petrified Palmwood, Wood or Bone?
Post by: chris on 14/07/2018 09:29:40
We need @Bass or @JimBob to answer this one...
Title: Re: Is this Petrified Palmwood, Wood or Bone?
Post by: Mo on 14/07/2018 16:43:33
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Title: Re: Is this Petrified Palmwood, Wood or Bone?
Post by: Mo on 14/07/2018 16:45:10
A few more pics of the other sides.  [ Invalid Attachment ]
Title: Re: Is this Petrified Palmwood, Wood or Bone?
Post by: CliffordK on 15/07/2018 21:17:19
To me, your photos look like a fibrous wood or husk, and not bone.

I wonder if a local university would be able to give you a better description, especially considering what would typically be found locally.
Title: Re: Is this Petrified Palmwood, Wood or Bone?
Post by: Bass on 17/07/2018 00:22:44
No clue? Need JimBob for this...