GLASSY & GORGEOUS Petrified Wood Sculpture - Gorgeous 6"+ Specimen - Saddle Mountain, WA!

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It's really difficult to capture the glassy luster of some of the highest grades of petrified wood when they are polished properly, but I promise you will be astonished when you are holding it in your hand with your eyes staring through the glassy surface at all of the unbelievable wood grain revealed in the polished face! You are going to love it, I promise!! I've really been fortunate to obtain some incredibly high quality fossil conifers recently and the stone is turning out just amazing works of natural art! This is a very solid, free standing petrified wood sculpture we've crafted from a gem grade fossil conifer that was excavated from the Saddle Mountain dig site in the state of Washington. I really like the way this one turned out - it's quite dramatic with visually captivating color, patterns and lots of kinky fossil conifer wood grain all the way through it! What you cannot see from the photo is the porcelain like texture the polish reveals in this amazing petrified wood. The picture doesn't do this one justice so I'm confident you're in for a very pleasant surprise when you open this package. The wood color is rich and beautiful, and the stone exhibits a very glossy polish coaxed from the cut face to reveal all of the color and growth features from this ancient gem fossil. The outer rind of this log is highly opalized and that shows in the weathered surfaces exposed along the sides and one area appears to show remnants of the fossil bark, something that is rarer than you might think in petrified wood. The base and the back are both cut smooth and flat but otherwise unfinished. This is a conifer, likely an ancient sequoia. It stands as shown in the photo, ready for your desk or mantle. The exterior texture is rough and natural as excavated, while the face is cut and polished to a mirror finish to reveal the treasure contained within.

Here's a nice petrified wood standup specimen from our neighboring state, Washington. Washington has a few nice petrified wood deposits, but the most productive is undoubtedly the Saddle Mtn. dig site. The Saddle Mtn. wood is sort of a cross between what you'll find on the McDonald Ranch and McDermitt here in Oregon. The wood grain is typically very well preserved in a combination of gold, white, coffee and cream colors, like the McDermitt wood, but it's got a really high opal content like the McDonald Ranch wood does, particularly near the rind of the log. The opal content makes it a bit more challenging to get a good polish on, but this piece really shined up beautifully. The rings are really well preserved in this one and under magnification you can see clearly it is a conifer without resin canals.

This is a standup specimen, which means we've cut the base flat so that it will stand on its own for display. It's a pretty showy one too and represents a particularly dramatic example of the petrified wood found in this gorgeous fossil forest!

This piece stands about 6 1/2" tall and measures about 6 1/4" x 6 1/2" across the polished face. It's about 2 3/8" thick at the base. Weight is 5.74 lbs.

This pillar shaped display piece was cut at a near vertical viewing angle and then polished to show off all the gemmy detail inside. The base is cut flat so that you can present it nicely without a stand and show it off on a bookshelf or table. It took a beautiful polish, it really does look like a mirror! It's another one of those beautiful fossil treasures that some happy Sticks-in-Stones customer is going to flip over!

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