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I was gifted this and have no idea what it is and was to embarrassed to ask, so here I am.enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ A picture of one of the ends would be very nice... as well as a scalebar. From this pictures, it looks like petrified wood. Further clarification can only be made with close-up pictures of the ends. $\endgroup$ – JulPal Sep 5 '18 at 9:40
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Your specimen is probably just a rock. Knowing the location and if there are ring like structures in the cross sectional view might change my opinion. I have seen petrified wood from New Jersey, USA that has a similar appearance.

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Its petrified wood maybe a type of pine but you can see the difference on the outside, well what would have been bark and the smooth inside of a different color and texture. I have some example of petrified wood and one that isnt. enter image description hereand this isnt enter image description here

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