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Ted Johnson
I found this in the forest in a low-lying area 1/4 mile from Uchee Creek, Alabama, two miles upstream from the Chattahoochee River, near Fort Mitchell, Alabama.  The area looks to flood periodically and has a thick overhead canopy, so no underbrush.  No other rocks or stones in the immediate area.  Was returning from Uchee Creek where I find a lot of petrified wood and possibly dinosaur bone fragments.  This specimen is 8" high and 6" wide at the base.  What is it??? Click image for larger version - Name: Uchee Creek 01.jpg, Views: 9, Size: 211.25 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Uchee Creek 02.jpg, Views: 10, Size: 234.33 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Uchee Creek 03.jpg, Views: 11, Size: 356.09 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Uchee Creek 04.jpg, Views: 10, Size: 439.11 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Uchee Creek 05.jpg, Views: 9, Size: 310.35 KB
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prep01
Rock formation, but I've no idea of the geology - not fosssil.
Colin Huller
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Narlgoth
It.. Looks like wood to me. Is it not just fossil wood or petrified wood (if thats what you find in this area)? I can see what strongly resembles wood grain in the patterns on the stone in a couple of pics.. No fossils though whatever it is!
- Brad
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Ted Johnson
Thank you Brad & Colin.  Yes, my first inclination was that it is petrified wood.  Lots in the creek near where it was found.  There are many fossil sites in the area nearby, so I figured I ought to ask.  Hadrosaur bones are found in areas along the main river watershed, so I did some online review of photos of humerus pieces and it somewhat resembles a few of the images (one diagram attached), plus it does have many spongy-looking areas on it.  All the petrified wood I've found in the creek have been flat, so this is the first log I've found in the area.  I have other logs but they are from the western U.S. so difficult to compare. Click image for larger version - Name: sandbon.jpg, Views: 4, Size: 121.52 KB
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pauledevans
I can totally see what you’re saying. Externally it does look like wood, but in the second picture there’s no internal structure that would indicate wood visible in the broken section. It looks homogeneous, like a fine grain sediment/chert perhaps. If I were to guess I’d say it’s a cast/infill of a log, rather than the log itself. Fascinating find though 👍
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