This is one of the most beautiful McDermitt pieces I've cut. This wood was actually found on the surface of a remote part of the McDermitt caldera and shows significant weathering on the rind but is really solid agate inside! It's a very highly agatized piece of petrified wood, and this one is rip cut (cut with, not across the grain) to reveal some really amazing wood grain patterns. Most of the wood at this particular location was fossil conifer. The small knots and the flowing wood grain around them look gorgeous in the mirror polished face of this ancient gemstone! The color is naturally wood toned and would make a wonderful, natural decorator piece in almost any setting. It took a very nice polish and really does look great. Only Sticks-in-Stones can offer specimens so perfectly polished that they can reveal both their aesthetic beauty and their fossils secrets so flawlessly!
This is a really beautiful specimen of the petrified wood found in a desolate sagebrush desert that spans over 100 square miles on the Oregon/Nevada border. It's a slice from a perfectly preserved hardwood, with absolutely gorgeous gem quality agate in rich, dark colors preserving this ancient fossil. The inside is a richly colored array of gem quality agate that preserved the wood grain beautifully in every detail! The wood structure in this attractive fossil specimen are amazingly well preserved all the way through the log. This piece was found in a remote corner of the caldera while exploring - it's not from one of the more often dug sites.This excellent round comes from one of Oregon's premier petrified wood deposits known to collectors the world over. If you don't have a specimen from this area, this would be a dandy to get you acquainted!! This specimen has been carefully polished to show off all the gemmy detail inside. It took a beautiful polish and has excellent gem color! It's another one of those beautiful fossil treasures that some happy Sticks-in-Stones customer is going to flip over! This rip cut slab measures about 15 1/4" x 12 1/2" wide and is cut approx. 3/4" thick. Display stand shown is sold separately. Weight is 11.60 lbs. A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary.