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 Post subject: Can anyone help me ID what this could be.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:43 pm 
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Does anyone know what this could possibly be. Collected in central Queensland, Australia. The area where I collected this has a lot of petrified wood as well. It looks too evenly spaced to be a conglomerate. Wondered if it was a type of petrified wood or palm etc. I have shown front, side and back in images. Specimen is about 5cm x 5cm. I hope the photos are ok. Original ones are good but I had to work out how to resize in order to attach. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:09 am 
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It looks like augen gneiss to me. Probably was a conglomerate before it underwent low level metamorphism. Just a guess of course.

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The reason I thought it was of plant origin is the regular organised placement of the white dots, in rows, big dots in the middle and smaller dots on the outside, with obvious lines between the rows. I would have thought if it was geological in origin this would all be random not structured. However this is not my speciality.


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looks a little bit like the Patagonia fossilized pine cones. Compare it to some pictures and see what you think.


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