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A new OLD whats-it ?
« on: January 20, 2007, 02:06:00 PM »
 Ya , its a whats-it , aint nothing in my galery to help with this one . Its old , can you tell me what it is and how old it could be ....



  It is not Jeff's Christmas gift ..... ;D
 
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2007, 02:23:00 PM »
Thats what my F350's frame looked like before POR 15.
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007, 02:24:24 PM »
Since it is not the coal Jeff got as a gift could it be petrified Wood?

If it is you could figure its age by counting the rings and multiply by a million or so.

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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007, 02:26:26 PM »
that's not grandpa's axe head is it Marcel. ???
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007, 02:33:49 PM »
Does it have a metallic luster Marcel?  I can't tell. I can't tell really, but I'm thinking it's some kind of fossilized creatures from along the mud flats of the St Lawrence.  I'd have no clue to age, millions at least.  Are they near some grottoes? ;D



Here's some fossils in limestone, actually picked it up in the middle of a tree plantation. ;D
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007, 02:35:44 PM »
Looks like something I gave Jeff a few years back, of bovine extraction.
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007, 02:37:49 PM »
Maybe it's a chunk of bark off a pine tree. Or he was cave exploring and chipped off some old mummified bat guano. :D
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007, 02:42:42 PM »
 Mumyfied , petrified , fossilized ,  :P  it does have to do with a tropical forest  ;D
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007, 02:46:47 PM »
Was you far enough up north to get to those old petrified cypress logs and stumps. I've seen pictures of those and it's amazing. Looks like a log laying on bare cobble and not a green spear of grass or anything in site. ;D You can tell it's been cold up there for awhile, and must have happened in a short time span.

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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2007, 02:59:52 PM »
I know what Swamp Donkey's is.  It's a simulation of some ancient seashells imbedded in apparent  sedimentary material to form a rock of conglomerate that was bought in a Canadian owned tourist trap by a Canadian tourist, on vacation in Florida, and taken home where she showed it to her logger husband who thew it away.

There's probably the remnants of a tag on the back that said "Made in Canada".

isawlogs' is a rusty hunk of metal. :)
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2007, 03:29:07 PM »
So SD is suggesting there were once trees up north, where it is now cold and barren?  Hmmm? If that is true, wonder what caused dat global warming and subsequent cooling?   :o :o :o
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2007, 03:34:43 PM »
Wasn't global warming.
Was shifting tectonic plates.
At one time that part of the continent was in a warmer climate. ;)

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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2007, 03:45:41 PM »
Beenthere

Link to a tropical forest

   
 Furby the well informed  :P :P :P
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2007, 04:27:26 PM »




Tom the...................... ???
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2007, 04:46:11 PM »
 
 Tom ......   I aint going there , 
 Marcel ... the wise one..... sometimes ...
A man does not always grow wise as he grows old , but he always grows old as he grows wise .

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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2007, 05:48:37 PM »
Is it piece of fossilized Ocean Reef? :P

If not, maybe some botched Brownie recipe that broke apart while you were eatin' with a glass of raw chocolate milk and fell in the crack of your easy chair. ;D
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2007, 05:57:22 PM »
I figured at first that it was rusted metal, but, how does that have anything to do with a fossilized forest?

Is it fossilized leaves from the forest floor?
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2007, 06:11:47 PM »
There was some plate movement , but I'm sure they didn't move that far north. Here's an excerpt from the document. ;D

'Such a forest is therefore evidence that the Eocene polar climate was much warmer than today and that the trees were able to tolerate a polar sunlight regime of continuous summer sunlight followed by months of winter darkness.'

It wasn't tropical, it was a temperate rain forest, like the Pacific NW.

From the document:

'Wide growth rings in the fossil wood, in addition to evidence from associated sediments and vertebrate faunas, indicate favourable growing conditions in a mild, cool/warm temperate climate with high rainfall.'

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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007, 06:26:20 PM »
Ever hear of Pangaea?
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Re: A new OLD whats-it ?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2007, 06:40:17 PM »
Combination of both I'd suggest.
They find fossils like that in Antarctica that were laid down when it was around it's current location. Apparantly it was kept warmer by different ocean currents even though it had no sun for part of the year. The Earth has been a lot warmer AND a lot colder in the past. Where those fossilised forest where found has probably been temperate rain forest AND a glacier, several times over.
We can find fosillised shells like Marcels picture in many places here, some are 1,000 ft above sea level now, but they were on the beach or an estury some time in the past. You can still see the sand dune patterns in the river banks out at my old farm.

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