BRILLIANT 24# ARIZONA Petrified Wood Display Mantel Piece Natural Sculpture

Regular price $349.00

The color in this piece is truly magnificent! This absolutely massive and beautiful piece of gem fossil wood is the end cut from one of the most colorful Arizona rainbow petrified wood logs handled this year! It's an extra large stand-up display specimen cut from a nearly full cross section of an enormous log. It was collected by a friend of mine on a private fee ranch in Arizona near the town of Holbrook. It's some of the most colorful wood I've ever seen come from this famous petrified forest. It stands firmly on a cut base as shown in the photo and the face is polished to a mirror finish as only we promise on every piece we offer. The back and sides are rough and natural, just as they came from the ground. This giant sculpture is approaching the limits of what I can produce in my shop - you won't find many like this anywhere in the world! It has a very impressive presence that would look amazing as a mantel piece, on a bookshelf or even a desk or table!

NOTE: There is a flake on the edge of this piece that was present at the time of cutting and finishing. It's easily visible near the top edge in the photos just left of center. It's part of the natural character of the stone but I wanted to call your eye to it or it might be mistaken for damage.

This is a piece of petrified wood from what is arguably the most famous petrified wood deposit around - the great Arizona Petrified Forest! Don't worry, this wood was mined (as it still is today) from a private ranch near Holbrook, AZ, not pirated away from the National Monument. Despite some of the wild claims you see in various eBay auctions, this wood is still quite available and legally for sale at reputable rockshops including the big one just outside the monument. The problem with being famous is the folklore that follows I suppose. The reason this wood is so famous is pretty clearly demonstrated in this gorgeous specimen. Arizona wood (Rainbow Wood as it is sometimes called) is just filled with rich colors, often dominated by red and black but covering every color in the rainbow! This lovely specimen is a very attractive and unusually patterned, richly colored log that really shows the wood grain and color off better than some of the giant display pieces often will!

This piece is cut as a "stand-up" for displaying. If you haven't seen our standup specimens before, they are larger, blockier pieces of petrified wood cut in such a way as to present a sloping face so the pieces can be enjoyed sitting on a table, desk, shelf or mantle and the polished face is visible whether you are standing in front of them or over the top of them. The pieces are quite solid and meant to be handled. A quick squirt of windex will remove fingerprints from the glassy polished surface.

This lovely piece of fossil wood is ground, sanded and polished on a series of special laps we built to bring you the highest quality lapidary finish available on the market. The Sticks-in-Stones polish is something our customers have come to appreciate and seek out. We guarantee you'll be impressed too!

This piece stands about 8 3/4" tall and measures 13" wide across the mirror polished face. The base is about 4" thick at the thickest part of the cut. Weight is just over 19 lbs.

What better way to accentuate a bookshelf, desk or your mantle than with this unbelievable natural work of art!