This is a massive and colorful conifer slab from a truly magnificent petrified log and definitely one of the most impressive I've seen in years! This is a very solid, highly polished, choice slab cut thick enough to be used as a table top but could also be mounted on a wall for display. The polished surface reveals every detail of the ancient wood grain from this giant petrified conifer including more growth rings than you can count! The color in this magnificent fossil treasure is one of the prettiest we've seen yet from this or any other petrified forest! At more than 200 million years old - this is a REAL antique! Ships in a custom wooden crate via freight carrier. If you require lift gate service there is an additional fee and it must be coordinated in advance of purchase.
This piece has all of the best colors that these coveted specimens are famous for and fantastic growth rings - it was a gigantic tree! This magnificent stone will draw a gasp from the fossil wood collector or simple nature lover on sight! It's plenty big enough to make a very impressive table top!
Besides being beautifully colored, it's also perfectly preserved. The flowing wood grain from this complete round starts at the heart and forms massive arcs through every region of this highly colorful wood. The cells are uncommonly well preserved for Asian wood with virtually every colorful region showing excellent wood grain preservation right down to the ray cells within the growth rings! The detail in the lighter regions is washed out in the photo, but it's easily visible in the actual stone. I've never encountered wood this large, this colorful, this well preserved and this affordable! Wood is relatively scarce from this region and true collector pieces are very seldom encountered. The qualities that make a piece valuable are color, completeness, shape and fracture free - this piece scores well in all of these dimensions!
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It measures about 36" wide and 27 1/2" tall on the polished face. It's cut about 1.2" thick. The slab weighs about 85 lbs. Shipping weight is around 150 lbs. in a custom built wooden crate lined with thick styrofoam to protect it in shipping.
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