GORGEOUS STAR FIELD 14 1/2" Petrified Palm Wood Specimen Slab - Fossil Palmoxylon from Sumatra!

Regular price $280.00

This perfect petrified palm slab is polished to the kind of mirror finish that makes this one of the most prized of all the fossil palms on the planet. It is cut from one of the best preserved of the petrified palm logs I've seen from Indonesia. These were some of the best petrified palms to be broadly sought out by petrified wood collectors and decorators for their inherent gemmy beauty and immaculate preservation. This particular piece shows intricate, perfectly preserved growth structure and a field of bluish white agate that seems to have formed in tiny desiccation splits that formed in the woody trunk before it petrified. The end result is one of the most dramatic petrified palms you're likely to ever come across. This slab came to us as part of an estate collection. It's prepared with a perfect, mirror finish and really is a top notch palm specimen by just about any measure. It is very nicely preserved and polished to a glassy finish! The vascular bundles under magnification are fascinating and is similar to other palms we've recently offered from various parts of Asia, though the species is beyond my qualifications to even attempt to name. The color is bold and inviting in the gemstone that preserved this fossil and it really makes the structure of the trunk stand out in incredible detail. As unusual as it is beautiful! That back is cut smooth and flat but not polished.

This nice specimen represents a complete, full round cut from the center of a good sized petrified palm trunk. The petrified palm wood from Indonesia will sometimes have minerals present like marcasite (among others) that look like gold flecks, and this one has plenty of them! It's so gemmy that it's often cut into jewelry! It's also so well preserved and so popular among collectors that both Texas and Louisiana adopted petrified palm wood as the official state fossil! I hope you'll take this chance to share in that obsession and obtain one of these nice collector sized slabs for your own collection. This is a unique piece and I have only one other from this trunk. It takes a fantastic polish which really brings out every detail in the finely patterned cell structure which is easily visible to the naked eye. Palmoxylon (petrified palm) is readily identifiable from the unique spotted wood grain that looks like a bundle of spaghetti cut in cross section. This would make a wonderful start or addition to any petrified wood collection!

This round is complete, was sliced from the center of a log, and is flawless in every way. The polish is world class - just what you've come to expect when you buy from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary! Don't pay too much for too little - only our shop can deliver the best polish you'll ever see on truly museum grade petrified wood and agates on every piece we sell!

This piece measures about 14 1/2" x 11 1/4" across the polished face and is cut about 2/3" thick. Weight is 6.88 lbs. Stands sold separately.

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