This is picture 5 from Loc. 2
My find continued
No. Just wanted to show some pictures of Petrified wood comprised mostly of quartz crystal that is sparsely buried in a Limestone creek bed where I live. I have been collecting this for the last year and have some awesome pieces though they are heavy, extremely brittle and a pain to extract without getting mostly small pieces.
This message was edited Aug 31, 2011 6:28 PM
I have even found a piece that looks exactly like the top portion of a fence slat! I accidentally broke it in half when I dropped it so it is in two pieces now but it makes one seriously question the process to calcify wood. Most of the pieces that have broke off the main trees are covered with calcium sulphate or some similar evaporative mineral which doesn't surprise me all that much. All this limestone chalk in my neck of the woods is comprised mostly of calcareous shell remains of microscopic marine organisms such as foraminifers or the calcareous remains from numerous types of marine algae. Great for setting up reef tanks as I use pieces of the chalk to balance the calcium ratio and our water is about as hard as you can find. Oh, and for fun you can make your own calcite crystals with our wonderful tap water.
This message was edited Aug 31, 2011 6:57 PM
If only this stuff was worth money I could go from nearly broke to Middle class over night!