Spring rains provide new opportunities for unique rock discoveries.
|Recently exposed rock bar|
|Petrified Ice Age Animal Bone is extremely rare in West Central Illinois. |
A small fragment from an ancient unknown species.
|Beautifully patinated outer surface of Petrified Bone fragment|
|Side view with exposed petrified marrow cavity.|
|It's difficult to determine the age of bone without c14 carbon dating|
and identifying the species type is impossible due to it's size.
Patinated bone outer surface.
|Achieving a clean cut and polish can sometimes be difficult due to the porous nature of the marrow cavity.|
|Putting the Cab King through it's paces|
|I wanted the finished piece to look ancient, paying tribute to the prehistoric people|
who lived here on the landscape thousands of years ago.
I chose the traditional tube shape to show off the beautiful grain and patination.