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is this a petrified wood rock

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asked Sep 12, 2017 by robuster91 (140 points)

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I believe it is petrified wood, like a branch.
answered Sep 13, 2017 by trishberrong (250 points)
The photo is a bit blurry, but it does look a little like the highly colorful petrified wood found in Arizona. If it has a "ring" pattern, many cracks & fractures, breaking apart, almost like glass (but not sharp, like obsidian) then I would say YES.
No cracks or ring pattern, I'd say not pet.wood, maybe jasper/agate or jasp/agate mixed with rhyolite.
 A clear photo & I could be more certain.

FYI-I've been a rock-hound & lapidary for 50+ yrs.. Was a rock identifier many times at the local fair. I own 3 tons of rough material, from all over the world.
Welcome digsrock. Great to have a reference like you here.
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So, the picture makes it unclear, it could be a coprolite. It is blurry. Place it somewhere well-lit. A neutral background and press your focus button. Also, put a well known reference item like a ruler or a half dollar in the picture so we can get perspective on size. It wouldn't hurt to place two or three different aspects. Photos from different angles. These suggestions will make it easier to help identify it. Tell us what you know about where it was found. I found this rock in a dry riverbed near Apache Wells, Arizona. There were hundreds of rocks just like it. Simple enough and general.
answered Sep 14, 2017 by Weasel (58,360 points)
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Looks like it)
answered Sep 26, 2017 by simonferry (540 points)

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