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Old 06-29-2017, 07:56 PM
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Is this fossilized wood?
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:03 PM
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Looks like it could be, is it heavier than wood that size, and is it hard like rock?

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Old 06-29-2017, 08:38 PM
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Sure looks like it. If you do a test in an out of the way area, like a small chisel and hammer test, does it splinter like wood or break like rock?

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Old 06-29-2017, 09:50 PM
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Looks like it to me

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:03 PM
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Looks like it.

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Old 06-29-2017, 11:33 PM
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If that is hard like a rock, it looks like petrified palm wood.

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Old 06-30-2017, 12:13 AM
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Heavier and yes rock solid.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:15 AM
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I'm in the Savannah area so there's plenty of palm wood here.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:00 AM
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That's what she said...

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Old 06-30-2017, 09:44 AM
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Sure looks like petrified wood. Not really "rare". Nice piece though. Whether it's Palm wood or not is hard to tell from your picture. Petrified Palm would have a very distinctive end grain. Almost like a bundle of straws. Put up a close up of the ends of the piece, will help with the ID. How big is it ???

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Old 06-30-2017, 11:32 PM
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That's what she said...
Careful Chip, the mods don't like that kind of talk...

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