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Rockhunter62
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15 November 2016 10:32 am

Found these samples of petrified wood in the Bowen Basin a few years ago. Quite a bit out there if you are in the right area. Only kept a couple for our collection.1479166249_20161115_091740.jpg1479166275_20161115_091655.jpg

Cheers smile

Doug


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shivan
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15 November 2016 10:34 am

Some nice bits there, beautiful colours in the smaller piece.


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Lefty
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15 November 2016 01:07 pm

You'd make a some nice cabs out of the smaller piece. I cabbed a bit of the Riverslea stuff the other night with the same colour scheme to it.

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Rockhunter62
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13 April 2017 10:15 am

Found a couple more the other day while I was waiting for the surveyour to turn up.

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The big piece looks to have a burnt section on it. yikes

Cheers

Doug


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NeilM
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13 April 2017 01:35 pm

Doug

Please excuse my ignorance....is petrified wood a a lot heavier once petrified.
I have something and I thought it was rock and it looks similar to your piece near the VB tinny above.

just wondering.
neil


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Rockhunter62
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13 April 2017 02:02 pm

Hi Neil,

Yes I would believe that it would be heavier now in the rock state rather than when it was just wood. From wikipedia: "All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue." This would make the wood heavier now.

Hope I helped.

Cheers

Doug


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