SiS: GINORMOUS 18"+ Madagascar Petrified Wood Round - BEST YOU'LL EVER SEE!

Regular price $459.00

This is not only one of the largest Madagascar slabs I've ever finished, and it's also without a doubt one of the most intriguingly colorful petrified wood rounds I've ever seen!  It features more subtle green, red and orange tones than any I've seen from Madagascar in years!  This is a giant platter sized round that's over a foot and a half wide and it is a virtually perfect slab from one of the most amazing museum grade Madagascar logs I've ever seen!  Much of the fine detail in a larger piece like this is lost in the photo - the wood grain structure, gorgeous color, and crystal inclusions are truly breath taking when viewed in person.  This log was a new purchase in Tucson last year and I've just finished cutting and polishing this one.  They are turning out even better than I'd hoped - these are true museum pieces and you just can't beat the price for a well polished, flawless petrified wood slab this size!  The rich color and mirror perfect finish in this exceptionally preserved specimen are going to have to be seen to be believed!  There are actually two petrified knots revealed in the face of this one!   

One of the largest and most productive petrified forests on the planet is on the huge island of Madagascar off the southern African coast.  While many have seen the bland and lifeless specimens that are most typically found in this huge deposit, few have had the opportunity to see the top grade, colorful gem fossils that are occasionally unearthed there.  Fewer still get to see them properly prepared with a mirror finish to reveal all of the rich fossil wood grain and color!  Even the rind on this log is amazing, offering up a perfectly contrasting sandy texture that still looks like a log today.  This year we located a new source of logs that have produced some truly museum grade specimens and this stunning monster is definitely one of them!  The green color alone makes it a collector piece - but add in all the other features in this nearly flawless specimen and you can see why I was so excited to have found the log!  They truly do not get much better than this folks, no matter what forest you're looking at!

It's just amazing how beautiful petrified wood can be and this fine specimen found halfway around the world shows to what lengths people will go to bring these treasures to market! If you don't own a top grade piece from this increasingly important deposit yet in your own collection, this is your chance.

This is a complete round cut from the center of a nice sized log. It shows the distinct (and uncommon to see so well in logs from this location) honeycomb grain structure of modern conifers (no resin canals visible) which makes it related to modern fir and sequoia (it's probably araucaria). This stone has been professionally polished on our own custom built lap that produces a flat face and a mirror perfect shine. It is a full slab cut from the center of the log. The polish really is liquid perfect - a difference in the quality products Sticks-in-Stones has built its reputation on!

It's also a nice to display size - it measures about 18 1/4" x 12 3/8" across the mirror polished face.  It's cut plenty thick enough to be an end table top and is cut about 0.70" in thickness.  Weight is about 10.58 lbs.  Stands sold separately.

Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary is happily providing UPS shipping to greatly reduce shipping charges on large rock orders. We will combine auction items or provide additional items from our shop to bring you the greatest possible value in fine Lapidary & stone collectibles!