My first petrified wood off the bank of a salt water river
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    My first petrified wood off the bank of a salt water river

    Found my first piece of petrified wood this morning while walking along a saltwater river after a storm in an area not known for petrified wood. It was by itself with no other pieces around. At first I thought it was a chunk of drift wood but it was the wrong color compared to the other wood laying around and had already begun to dry out. I picked it up and immediately knew what it was as it is very hard, dense, and heavy like a chunk of marble. Has tree knots on both sides.

    So far I have only rinsed the beach sand off of it.

    Recommendations as to how to clean it further and do I need to seal it with anything?

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    Nice find. I know with fossils we use a Elmer's clear glue mixed with water. I normally do a 50/50 mix. Maybe it works for petrified wood also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Planko View Post
    Nice find. I know with fossils we use a Elmer's clear glue mixed with water. I normally do a 50/50 mix. Maybe it works for petrified wood also.
    Works well with dug pewter buttons, will give it a shot thanks.
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    i doubt it needs anything to preserve it. It has lasted millions of years as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indian Steve View Post
    i doubt it needs anything to preserve it. It has lasted millions of years as it is.
    Come to think of it, I don't seal my rocks so I will leave it as is.
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