These large digger pine cones come in many sizes the one pictured is next to a man's 7.5 shoe. They can be used in many different types of crafts. Some do have pitch and others are not as opened as the one shown. They come in many sizes but most are near the 7" length and the 15" girth.
They are very solid and heavy even the scales are large and look like they could be a talon for a large bird. Some may even contain seeds. They are harvested from my dad's yard.
Digger Pine are Pinus sabiniana (sometimes spelled P. sabineana), with the common names ghost pine, gray pine, California foothill pine, and the more historically and internationally used digger pine, is a pine endemic to California in the United States. It is also known as foothill pine, bull pine, and nut pine.