This is the latest beautiful surprise we've cut from some of our old stock stone. The finished result is one of the most visually appealing slabs from this fabulous Washington state petrified wood deposit that I've finished yet! The wood grain from this ancient conifier is exceptionally tight and cut as a rip cut (with the grain) to reveal countless growth rings in the mirror polished, gemmy face. This beautifully detailed slab is a rip cut petrified wood specimen carved from a fragment of what must have been an enormous ancient conifer tree! Part of the external texture of the log is visible on the back of the slab where it tapers on the lower edge to reveal the texture as the stone was found. Look closely at the upper edge of the stone and you will see numerous ovals and circles that represent fossil roots that grew as secondary specimens along and under the fallen log, many of them embedded in what appears to be the petrified gemmy remnants of an organic mass of partially decayed wood. It's a truly fascinating and absolutely beautiful gem fossil display with millions of years worth of stories to tell! The agate preserved wood grain is really beautiful when polished like this to reveal all of the growth detail of this giant trunk! The color, agate density and wood grain pattern are superior by Saddle Mountain standards. This big, mirror polished work of natural art is one of the finest I've recently handled from this Washington state fossil log deposit! The display face is polished to a mirror finish to show the color and wood grain in their full splendor! This is a truly amazing, beautifully prepared petrified wood specimen that has been cut with the wood grain to reveal growth structure and wood characteristics not seen in our more typical cross cut specimens. It's a large slab from a petrified conifer tree and it turned out really nicely. It comes from the Saddle Mtn. area of Washington State. This location produced quite a bit of nice petrified wood but a large piece of this quality is a pretty unique find. You don't have to be a petrified wood collector to appreciate how uniquely beautiful this agatized fossil from an ancient forest is. The interior looks to have been painted with a paintbrush on a creamy agate canvas. It's really stunning in person - the depth of color and translucence of the agatized wood can't be fully appreciated in a photo. I guarantee that once you've added this piece of spectacular, highly agatized wood to your collection you'll be glad you did. It's really gorgeous. This stone has been professionally cut and polished to a mirror perfect shine. Our custom built polishing laps produce a finish unlike anything many collectors have ever had the chance to own themselves. The polish really is liquid perfect - a difference in the quality products Sticks-in-Stones has built its reputation on! This giant slab measures about 16 1/8" x 7" and is cut about 1.2" thick. It weighs 7.14 lbs.
A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary.