Is this petrified wood?

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Graham
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Hi, still clearing out my parents house and found this. I think it's petrified wood that my father would have picked up while detecting. Please can anyone confirm this. Thanks in advance.
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fred
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That looks more like a fossilised tree root (aka Stigmaria) from the Carboniferous Period. It looks well weathered so more likely to have eroded out where a carboniferous seam hits the surface than dug out of a coal mine. :thumbsup:
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Thanks for the information fred, i will do some research to see if it's been found locally before. :thumbsup:
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I found a lump of that there stigmaria while on a dig a few years ago. Very tactile, and one of my favourite finds :thumbsup:
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Looks great 👍🏼 never found any, but on the wish list.
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I found a lovely piece of that when I was a kid at a quarry we used to go fossil hunting at.
Had to avoid the dogs though!
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