Mystery gift from a friend
A friend recently gave me a gift with no documentation. It is a slab that has been polished.
I'm pretty sure it is a fossil but I don't know what it is. It may be some kind of root ball
to a tree fern. It is 16 x 10 inches and the edge looks like some weird kind of bark.
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1. It looks like petrified palm root, possibly from California.
2. I'm pretty sure it is tree fern.
3. While not an exact match, it does resemble Tietea singularis [Psaronius sinuosus]
from Brazil, Maranhao, Pedra de Fogo Fm., Permian, Araguaina Petrified Forest.
I must admit, palm root could also be a possibility.
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