FLAWLESS 7" Petrified CHERRY Wood Round - McDermitt Oregon, Polished Slab

Regular price $67.00

One of the finest examples of the most famous of the McDermitt hardwoods we've been able to offer in ages and one of the most visually intriguing pieces you'll see from this forest! This log is particularly clean and well preserved, leading to an intricately preserved and virtually flawless fossil cherry gemstone that we've prepared into a world class collector piece. This one is about average sized for this particular deposit and the growth rings combined with the color really make it a top rate collector specimen! You can collect a lifetime and not see another this nice from this forest. Check out the micro-photo below that shows the wood grain under magnification with every tiny detail of the original tree growth structure preserved forever in stone! The wood structure is consistent with modern cherry trees. Only Sticks-in-Stones can offer world class specimens like this that are so perfectly polished that they can reveal both their aesthetic beauty and their fossils secrets so flawlessly!

This is a really beautiful specimen of the petrified wood found in a desolate sagebrush desert that spans over 100 square miles on the Oregon/Nevada border. It's a slice from a perfectly preserved hardwood, with absolutely gorgeous gem quality agate in warm, natural wood tones preserving this ancient fossil. The exterior is still ash white - colored by the ancient volcanic blast that buried this prehistoric forest. The inside, however, is a richly colored array of gem quality agate that preserved the wood grain beautifully in every detail! The cell structure from the growth rings in this attractive fossil specimen are amazingly well preserved all the way through the log. The rays and the cells in this excellent fossil are consistent with cherry. The pit that this log came from has produced some of the finest and most famous petrified cherry specimens prized by collectors for decades. The specimens from this particular dig (airport site) are easily recognized by the richer than average color spectrum and the nicely contrasting rind (even by other McDermitt dig standards).

This excellent round comes from one of Oregon's premier petrified wood deposits known to collectors the world over. If you don't have a specimen from this area, this would be a dandy to get you acquainted!! It's cut from the center of a nicely shaped log that allows you to see the medullary rays and other cell features with your naked eye (although it takes good eye sight to see fibers that small). This specimen has been carefully polished to show off all the gemmy detail inside. It took a beautiful polish and has just a few hints of red in some of the cells (probably from the nearby cinnabar deposits)! It's another one of those beautiful fossil treasures that some happy Sticks-in-Stones customer is going to flip over!

This virtually perfect round measures about 6 7/8" x 5 3/4" in diameter and is cut about 0.33" thick. Weight is 0.84 lbs. Display stand shown is sold separately.

A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary.