MAGNIFICENT 3 3/4" Argentina Petrified Wood Log End Cut - Beautiful AGATE CENTER!

Regular price $41.00

This is a really richly colored and virtually perfect Argentina petrified wood specimen prepared from the end cut of a smaller sized petrified log. You simply don't see these highly agatized, extremely well preserved specimens from this forest anymore. This type of wood with beautifully figured agate preserving the growth rings of the ancient tree was called "picture wood" by collectors. I found one overlooked small log of this beautiful wood turned gemstone and decided to cut specimen slabs after seeing what was hidden inside! This log section is the final specimen I have from that fortunate find. The agate is very hard in these pieces and this one polished beautifully to really let us show off our lapidary skills. This piece is naturally wind polished on the back which provides a beautiful, natural contrast to the mirror finished face we polished in our shop! If you're looking for a world class example for your collection you won't beat this smaller sized slab - or the small price tag either!

This is one of the most beautiful, complete petrified wood rounds from one of the most exotic new locations I've seen in quite a while. This very fine grade of petrified wood came from the southern tip of South America in Argentina! It is what remains of an ancient forest that thrived many millions of years ago. This round comes from one of the newest logs we've obtained from that part of the world. We were able to get some of the best logs we've ever seen recently and this round is one of the first we've finished from that acquisition. I was under the impression that Argentina wood was rather bland based on the poor quality, blah brown specimens I'd seen in the past until I came across these logs! This exquisite fossil specimen is a conifer of some sort, but I can't venture a guess as to which one. The color is quite striking and makes an immediate impression - the orange sections look like the brightest smoke salmon color you've ever seen! I'm very excited by these new logs and the wonderful, high quality specimens they've produced! Quality like this is hard to find anywhere and this important deposit is capable of producing some true collector grade rounds with color and wood preservation that rivals the finest specimens anywhere!

This top quality round is not only 100% there, rind and all, but it has some of the most stunning growth ring detail you'll ever see in petrified wood. If the timeless mystery of this piece isn't enough for you, then I'm certain the simple, natural, gemmy beauty of it will be. The colors are warm and rich and the entire piece is completely preserved in a very high grade of agate. The high agate content allows this stone to be polished to a liquid perfect, lustrous finish that only the best grades of fossil wood can achieve. The color is great and not quite like any other round I've cut from this forest yet. It's a great collector size to fit nicely into most display cabinets.

This specimen is prepared from a very solid log. It's really a nice piece, but what else would you expect from Sticks in Stones! Polished to the highest standards, we guarantee you'll be pleased to show off this fine specimen in your own collection.

This piece measures about 3 3/4" across the mirror polished face and is cut to a maximum of about 1.36" thick. Weight is 0.56 lbs. Stands sold separately.