200 Million Year Old 16" Arizona RED DESERT Petrified Wood Round!

Regular price $398.00

NOTE: This large table sized slab will ship UPS ground which the Etsy shipping calculator does not handle well. It is likely that the shipping cost is lower than quoted here and any overage will be refunded.

This is a large, perfectly shaped and richly colored petrified wood slab cut from an ancient fossil Araucaria log from Arizona. That rich rusty red is 100% natural color and the black rind really sets it off beautifully!! This slab has splashes of rainbow color in the outer bands and much clearer wood structure and growth rings than most slabs from this petrified forest typically show. The color in this fascinating, thick, polished slab specimen simply has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated - it literally glows and it clearly shows where Arizona "rainbow" wood gets its fanciful name! This solid, thicker cut slab would be an excellent table top candidate for a uniquely beautiful end table, but it's equally at home as wall art. We've polished this slab to a mirror perfect finish that really brings this ancient fossil gemstone to life. It's the kind of specimens that explains how this wood earned its name!

I don't often get top grade examples of petrified wood from Arizona and what I do see is usually table top size and not very easy for a collector to display. This particular log is an exception to both rules. I didn't find it, but I sure wish I had! It's one of the most beautifully preserved larger sized petrified wood logs I've seen from that state and deserves a place in your collection as well. Most of the petrified logs found in this particular area are Araucaria, and the structure in this one is consistent with those. The cell structure of most of these super old conifer like trees are very difficult to separate just in cross section no matter how well defined they are and this one is no exception.

If you're new to our shop the one thing you should expect is to see an unexpectedly glossy finish on each stone we prepare. This complete round is a wonderful example of the best lapidary work you'll find. It's been cut with a diamond saw and flat lapped on equipment I built myself to produce a mirror perfect polish unmatched by any of our many would-be imitators. The detail captured and revealed through the highly polished surface is just immaculate. It's easily some of the best fossil wood to be found anywhere! The rings are gorgeous, the agate is highly polished and the detail is easier to see in person than the photo suggests. It's a truly special find and we won't likely have a lot more so get a piece for your collection while it's available!

This is a large, thick slab from the center of the log and measures about 16 1/4" x 13 5/8" across the polished face. It is cut at a very slight taper that goes from about 0.8 to 1.2" thick. Weight is 16.46 lbs.

A nice, unique natural wonder collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary!