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Forum topic by wncguy posted 09-10-2019 03:06 PM 203 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wncguy

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09-10-2019 03:06 PM

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Picked this up (?) while on a trip to Lake of the Ozarks last month. It’s about 5” x 5” x 3 1/2” overall & weighs a little over 3 lbs.
I was thinking a rock, but with the various holes, etc. thought maybe wood that was petrified…? I don’t have a clue & figured I ask. It has a flat side which to me indicates it’s been cut.
Attaching some photos.

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#1 posted 09-10-2019 04:16 PM

Go to a nearby lapidary shop and ask them.

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#2 posted 09-10-2019 04:24 PM

can you scratch it with a nail or knife ?
that looks like a piece of soapstone I have.
when you scratch it, it removes the material into a white powder,
(think talcum powder).

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#3 posted 09-11-2019 06:02 PM

John – tried scratching using flat blade screw driver… worked it pretty hard & got nothing.
Les – that might work… good number of people is this area of western North Carolina (Blue Ridge Mtn country) have interest/knowledge of geology.
At least no one said it was a chunk of Alder.
Thanks

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