This is one of the strangest, prettiest and most dramatic color patterns you'll find in petrified wood of this size from this forest! This richly colored, medium sized slab was taken from the center of an unusually preserved petrified wood log from Arizona. This starburst wood grain rainbow wood specimen is from a smaller sized log that isn't often found in this deposit. This piece is eye catching and beautiful, even by Arizona standards! I don't often deal with Arizona petrified wood since decent logs are hard to come by from this forest this far north, but I had a chance to work a piece I purchased recently that had nice colors in a nice displayable size and couldn't pass it up! The log is very nicely agatized and took a magnificent polish that we produced in our own lapidary shop, shining up to a mirror finish as only the best grades of petrified wood can. This looks to be an Araucaria, an ancient conifer. There are a few fracture lines in this piece (as virtually all Arizona wood has) but we've carefully stabilized them and this thick heel cut specimen is at no risk of damage from normal handling. The beautiful array of colors combine with the wood growth structure and our unequalled mirror polish to make a stunning display piece!!
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. I'm pretty sure 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 slab measures about 12 3/4" x 8" across the polished face. It is is cut about 0.54" thick. Weight is about 3.80 lbs.
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