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    Jen Welsh
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    Can someone please help me with these specimens? Found in Holliston, MA.  The width ranges from 14-15mm
    The thickness ranges from 1/4″ – 6mm.
    Likes are really nice, but comments are even better. Thank you. 😊😊😊



    #41800

    Jen Welsh
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    Can someone please help me with these specimens? Found in Holliston, MA.  The width ranges from 14-15mm
    The thickness ranges from 1/4″ – 6mm.
    Likes are really nice, but comments are even better. Thank you. 😊😊😊

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    #41815

    Jen Welsh
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    @ myFossil

    I’m suspecting that these specimens are fossilized tree branch pieces. Please watch my video below.

    #41816

    Jen Welsh
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    @myfossil

    I’m sorry. I meant petrified.

     

    #41836

    MacKenzie Smith
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    Hi Jen,

    Do you know how old they are? And did they come from a creek/spoil pile or the rock/ground? From what I’ve read I don’t know of known fossil localities from the area but I’ve also never been to MA.

    I don’t see any cell structure in the cross section that would indicate that this is plant material. Another possibility are the casts of burrows (the burrow fills).

    #41837

    Jen Welsh
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    If it’s petrified (or fossilized in case I’m wrong). And if they are ancient tree branch pieces I’d say they are about 230 million years old maybe more or less. I found these in Holliston’s old railroads across from Lowland St. in 2008 before it got converted into a walking/biking trail. Massachusetts is mostly Triassic with some plant fossils, trilos and shells.

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    #41851

    Jen Welsh
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    There’s also a book nearby where I found them if that’s any help to you guys.

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