CRAZY COLORFUL 8" Madagascar Petrified Wood Round - Beautiful Polished Slab!

Regular price $95.00

This is a very colorful, medium sized slab cut from a choice petrified wood log from Madagascar! It's the first cut from the end of the log which means that the back still has the hand ground finish that the log was exported with while the front has the mirror perfect polish we do in our own shop. This is one of our single most interesting and prettiest Madagascar specimens I've had recently and a real beauty by any measure! The incredible color variations preserved in the wood grain are unmatched by any log I've cut from this forest - where else will you see purple and green in the same log?! We've polished it to a mirror finish right here in our shop and produced a truly world class specimen of natural fossil art! We've just about exhausted our supply of these wonderful specimens from this great log so don't miss a chance at a nice one!

This gorgeous, absolutely choice petrified wood round is the latest in a series of really nice, very colorful rounds that we've cut from some nice, larger logs we imported directly from Madagascar a couple of years ago. I met a new miner several years back that brought some petrified logs in from this distant island nation and what he had was by far the best I'd seen in many, many years - enough so that I traveled there myself to select several tons of the nicest cutting material I'd ever seen from this distant fossil forest. Very nice, brilliantly colored logs hand selected for wood structure and eye appeal are now producing world class collector specimens that we're preparing with the finest mirror finish you've ever seen on petrified wood. This slab is among the first produced from this log and the color really is remarkable!

In this case, I cut a medium sized, short log to produce some of the nicest Madagascar rounds you'll see! Since I'm the one that cut it, I was able to apply some of the craftsmanship I've learned over the years to avoid problems with flaked out fracture lines that are common in the imported specimens. I've also polished it to a much higher quality luster than you find on the imported varieties. Even if you already have Madagascar wood in your collection, you owe it to yourself to see how nice these ancient treasures can be when properly prepared! This wood takes an extreme polish that looks just fabulous. It has a ton of detail and some of the nicest colors I've ever seen in petrified wood (and considering what we usually have on hand this is saying a lot). The starburst interior is nicely accented with a huge variety of colors all swirled with other natural tones that preserved the fibrous wood cell structure from this ancient tree fossil very well. The heart is clearly visible and there are some crystal filled cavities that penetrate the surface. It's a striking Madagascar wood round sure to enhance any collection! .

It's just amazing how beautiful petrified wood can be and this fine specimen found halfway around the world shows to what lengths people will go to bring these treasures to market! If you don't own a top grade piece form this increasingly important deposit yet in your own collection, this is your chance.

This is a nearly perfect round cut from the center of a nice sized log. This stone has been professionally polished on a special lap that produces a flat face and a mirror perfect shine. The polish really is liquid perfect - a difference in the quality products Sticks-in-Stones has built its reputation on!

It measures about 8 1/2" x 7 1/4" across the mirror polished face. It's cut about 1/2" thick. Weight is 2.32 lbs.