You don't see a lot of smaller sized full round specimens like this in the Arizona petrified wood. This is an uncommon opportunity for a really colorful, smaller round to add to or even start a collection! The log is very nicely agatized and took a magnificent polish to bring all of that amazing color to life as only the best grades of petrified wood can. This looks to be an Araucaria (an ancient conifer). The deep red, orange, black and yellow combine with the gem grade agate to make a stunning display piece! We don't offer it often - but when you see a Sticks in Stones petrified wood art specimen you know it's been prepared perfectly with a mirror polish unlike anything else you've seen!!
I don't often get top grade examples of petrified wood from Arizona and what I do see is usually table top size and not very easy for a collector to display. This particular log is an exception to both rules. I didn't find it, but I sure wish I had! It's one of the better preserved medium sized petrified wood logs I've seen from that state and deserves a place in your collection as well. Most of the petrified logs found in this particular area are Araucaria, and the structure in this one is consistent with those. The cell structure of most of these super old conifer like trees are very difficult to separate just in cross section no matter how well defined they are and this one is no exception.
If you're new to our shop the one thing you should expect is to see an unexpectedly glossy finish on each stone we prepare. This complete round is a wonderful example of the best lapidary work you'll find. It's been cut with a diamond saw and flat lapped on equipment I built myself to produce a mirror perfect polish unmatched by any of our many would-be imitators. The detail captured and revealed through the highly polished surface is just immaculate. It's easily some of the best fossil wood to be found anywhere! The rings are gorgeous, the agate is highly polished and the detail is easier to see in person than the photo suggests. It's a truly special find and we won't likely have a lot more so get a piece for your collection while it's available!
This is a thick slab from the center of the log and measures about 7 1/4" x 7" across the polished face. It is cut approx 0.55" thick and weighs about 1.86 lbs.
A nice, unique natural wonder collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary!
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