I have found a huge piece of petrefied wood, but I don't know how to get it out of the ground. I found it in ossett, West Yorkshire UK and it is carboniferous in age. It is a giant root and so far I have uncovered 1m of it, but I can't find the end of it and it is solidly in the semi sandstone. What is the best tool to get it out with? I am not really experienced with digging huge pieces out because the biggest one I've found so far is 8 inches and this one is 45 inches and I'm still trying to get to the end of it. Would a hammer and a chisel probably get it out?
Also, is it rare to find such a big fossil? It is a a piece of a tree trunk with a couple of roots sticking out of it. I predict it will take 6-7 trips to get it out it is that big. Hopefully it's hole.