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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 02:17:24 PM »
All depends on how stunning it is and what you want to shape it into.  :)
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 04:16:04 PM »
Ok, that makes sense  :).  Does anyone out there have a picture of what jasper replaced petrified tree fern looks like once cut?  I've never seen a piece cut before.  Is it likely to have patterns on the 'inside' or just the markings on the outside?
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »
This is a cab made from Petrified Fern. Found it on Ebay.
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 05:21:28 PM »
If the one Chookie posted had been oriented differently it could have had long tube effect. i'll see if I can find a pic of one I did which was more wavy, possibly from closer to the roots but that's a total guess.
There is meant to be a really good book on the Tassie material. Will try to find that too.
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 05:52:38 PM »
still tracking down the book. A couple guys from the Southern end were/are into researching them big time. Ross? Big brain fade happening but look here at some rough, a couple are quite tasty....
http://lunarisgemstones.com.au/category.php?id_category=8
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 06:25:02 PM »
Thanks Chookie and Mehoose.  Those pieces look amazing.  There's far more variation in colour and pattern between pieces than I would have imagined.  They certainly seem to carry more value than the average piece of petrified wood as well!

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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2013, 09:38:23 PM »
Jamo snaffled all the Petrified Fern at Gemboree...just ask him ! ;D
There was a few nice pieces in a box then there wasn't!

That lighter circle is the core/trunk of the fern and the dots are where the fronds connected to it originally....nice rocks indeed.
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2013, 09:11:40 PM »
As a complete novice, what I'm wanting to get to know is how to differentiate the little circular type markings on jasper-replaced petrified tree fern from the little circular markings made on regular jasper by the forces of nature? 
Also is jasper - replaced petrified tree as collectable as regular petrified tree fern (as below)?
Tina, Sorry for th late reply here. Catching up on posts I've missed.

Love the patterns on the fern in pic No 1. This piece looks like it would polish beautifully. :)

In regards to the patterning of fern compared to jasper they are very different. It is rare that jasper has circular patterns (except maybe 'orbicular jasper' which I am nort aware of it being found in Oz). Generally jasper does not have any set patterning.
Petrified fern on the other hand always reveals the original patterning of the plant that was replaced (by minerals) in the petrification process.

Would love it if fern was found around here ... but alas no. You are so fortunate to have this located near you. Happy fossicking
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2014, 05:44:47 PM »
Fellow ALFers. Just had to show you all this link of fossil rootlets. Awesome pic!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=875476525829900&set=gm.806519876071840&type=1

BTW, admin which is the best way to show pics like this to other ALFers? Ta


« Last Edit: December 07, 2014, 07:12:52 PM by Aussie Sapphire »
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2014, 07:16:30 PM »
BTW, admin which is the best way to show pics like this to other ALFers? Ta

I have edited your post to include the image inline by using the image tag - just click modify to see the code used.

You need to right click on the image of interest and then choose Copy Image URL - then paste that url in between the image tags (first button on second row of buttons).  Only thing is that it may only show to people who are already logged in to Facebook as the image url includes https at the beginning (secure site). I can see it but I stay logged into Facebook on this computer.

Use the same method for any other image on the internet but sometimes I am pretty sure that images from secure sites will only show to those who are logged in to that site.  Useful if you upload your pictures to an image hosting site.

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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2014, 08:03:48 PM »
That's a ripper of a stone. Looks a little like Christmas pudding

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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2014, 08:24:43 PM »
Thanks guys for the help with the pic.

Christmas pud. eh?   Yeah I could go with some of that! :D
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Re: Interesting Petrified Wood
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2014, 08:25:48 PM »
I can see it just fine and I'm not logged into Facebook.
Fascinating specimen, by the way.

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