We've done it again! Here's the latest in the incredible petrified wood specimens we have straight from the Sticks in Stones rockshop! This exceptional specimen is both visually striking and highly collectible. It's a very colorful, well preserved petrified maple tree from one of Oregon's rarest and most prized petrified hardwood forests!! Just look at the tight growth rings - then look closer and you can even see the hardwood pores inside them! We rarely get a perfect full round from this treasured locale and to get one so close to flawless and so perfectly shaped means it's probably time to make room for another special specimen in your display cabinet! Even the sparkling drusy crystal lined cavities in this one are museum grade!
One of the finest and most highly desired petrified wood specimens anywhere are the colorful, glass like Grassy Mountain petrified wood specimens from the Owyhee River area of far Eastern Oregon. This wood is easily the most colorful, most agatized petrified wood found in Oregon and rivals the brilliant colors of Hubbard Basin in Nevada. Like the Hubbard specimens, this wood is typically dominated by blue and gold (but it has fewer reds and whites) and it's so well agatized that wood cell structure is rarely observed, though the growth things are often plainly visible (this one has enough structure in enough areas to identify it). Unfortunately, very little of this wood has been found and less still is available in the market. I snatch up every scrap I see and I still have handled less than 1/2 dozen pieces in the last couple years! When I came across this complete log I had to have it. It produced only a handful of specimens, but this fabulous, exceptionally well preserved round was one of the best. If you don't have a Grassy Mountain round in your collection, this would be a dandy. It's an excellent and not often seen species of hardwood and is preserved in the classic colors usually found in this prized location. The cell preservation is a bit better than typical Grassy Mtn. as well. A terrific round from a rare location to round off even an advanced collection!
Besides being beautifully colored, it's also perfectly preserved. The flowing wood grain from this round starts at the heart and forms massive arcs through every region of this highly colorful wood. You can bet a slice of this one is staying in my own collection! Grassy Mountain petrified wood is highly prized among fossil and gemstone collectors because of it's uniquely beautiful colors and gold, red, etc. inclusions. It's also some of the best agatized wood to be found and is sometimes even translucent (this piece is).
This is a medium sized log cross section of petrified wood. You won't see many of this quality or this well preserved. It really is something quite special and guaranteed to be welcome in even the most advanced collections.
If you haven't seen our petrified wood specimens before then you've been missing one of the best treasures found on eBay! We work hard to find the best specimens from the most prized locations and then work with our magic to create a world class specimen for your collection. The piece is quite solid and meant to be handled. A quick squirt of windex will remove fingerprints from the glassy polished surface.
This stone has been professionally cut and polished on a special lap that produces a flat face and a mirror perfect shine. The polish really is liquid perfect - a difference in the quality products Sticks-in-Stones has built its reputation on!
It's a fairly thick and sturdy slab. It measures about 8 3/8" x 8" wide across the polished face. It's cut about 0.61" thick. It weighs 2.66 lbs.
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