SiS: Beautiful MIRROR POLISHED 10" Saddle Mountain Fossil Petrified Wood Slab!

Regular price $131.00

This is an artfully formed petrified wood specimen in gorgeous, gemmy chocolate, gold and cream colored agate that came from some of the best gem grade wood from Saddle Mtn. Washington that I've ever seen.  This one is an across the grain cut specimen with wood grain artfully formed around what I believe was a decaying log that had been filled with invading roots before the whole mass was petrified!  I'm certain that this slab represents multiple fossilized plants and is one of the most intriguing petrified wood pieces you'll ever study!  This is a truly unique and absolutely beautiful petrified wood slab cut from an ancient fossil conifer from Washington State's Saddle Mountain petrified wood site.  This nicely shaped slab features gorgeous, kinky wood grain that is dominated by several intersecting, independent shoots that all have their own wood grain pattern.  I'm fairly certain these are actually roots from a tree growing into the buried remains of a fallen relative.  Much of the wood found at Saddle Mtn. is formed in the violent aftermath of volcanic events that left a lot of distorted stumps entombed in ash to petrify into the artistic gemstones we find now.  This stone was dug more recently than the estate pieces I've offered previously and represents some of the best silicified wood I've ever seen from this location.  It took a truly marvelous polish!  This slab has been cut across the grain to produce an unparalleled display of natural gem fossil art.  The finished result is one of the most visually appealing slabs from this fabulous source I've ever handled!  This beautifully detailed slab is cut from a petrified log specimen carved from a fragment of what must have been an enormous ancient conifer tree!   The color, agate density and wood grain pattern are superior by Saddle Mountain standards.  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.  The stone was dug by a now retired friend in an excavation that produced what I believe to be the best grade of wood ever found on the lands surrounding this site.

The best grades of Saddle Mountain wood were dominated by coffee and cream colors with bold streaks of rusty gold color often loaded with black dendrites.  The colorful display pieces were often referred to as "picture wood" by local collectors for obvious reasons.  I've meticulously prepared this specimen with our signature mirror finish to insure that the final piece is a truly perfect work of natural art!

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 large display slab measures 10" x 7" across the mirror polished face and is cut about 0.55" thick.  Weight is 2.68 lbs.

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

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