INCREDIBLY NICE PERFECT 8 lb. Eden Valley Wyoming Petrified Wood Log!

Regular price $218.00

One of the single most beautiful and "wood like" Eden Valley logs we've auctioned in months! It's hard to decide whether the exterior or the interior is the prettiest and most interesting - you're just going to have to decide for yourself! I really don't think I've seen an exterior quite like this before from this amazing forest! This stone features both rich wood grain preserved in black & tan agate in the mirror polished face and amazing wind etched, weathered textured log surface exposed below the cambium rind on the outside that faithfully preserved every contour of the original log including a large branch knot! The display face is highly polished gemstone with clear growth rings revealed in the charcoal black face, but otherwise it looks like a stick you'd pick up today on the desert floor, even though it's a 50+ million year old fossil stone!! The base of this one is cut flat so that the log can be displayed upright easily as shown in the photos.

Here's a really nicely preserved, average sized petrified log from the Eden Valley petrified wood deposits in Central Wyoming. This area has several productive fossil wood beds, the most famous of which is The Blue Forest. This piece has the black and tan tinted wood grain that characterizes parts of the Blue Forest deposit (also in Eden Valley) but lacks the blue botryoidal agate cast that typifies it's sister deposit. The exterior cast is also much closer to a perfect cast than you'll usually find in the other beds with very finely preserved wood grain features on the outside of the log. The wood itself is fabulously preserved right down to the microscopic level and it has lots of coffee & tan colors throughout. One of the best preserved logs we've ever seen from this area.

This wood comes from a sagebrush desert in central Wyoming. The digging is hot and dusty, but every once in a while you stumble on a real treasure and this little log is one of them! The rich, coffee colors the wood is preserved in are characteristic of these specimens, as are the infusions of agate that filled the cracks and coated the limb!

This is a very "woody" log that has been cut and polished to show off all the gemmy detail inside. It really took a pretty awesome polish, even by our high standards. While many imitators make promises, only the Sticks-in-Stones rockshop consistently delivers a perfect polish on petrified wood, agates and jaspers every time on every piece we offer to our fellow collectors.

Measures about 4" x 3" across the mirror polished face. It is about 7" long. It weighs right at 7.90 lbs.

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