You could collect for a lifetime and never see another round like this! One of our very finest larger sized McDermitt hardwoods with some of the best natural beauty eye appeal that we've seen in years! If you've ever just admired the photos and wanted to see how much better they were in person, this piece could easily start you on an odyssey that you can't imagine until you take that first step! And if you are a long time collector, you probably already know that this piece is as unusual as it is gorgeous! Even a casual glance at the wood grain shows that the tree was starting to fork with the second trunk growth rings starting to show and centered on the left side of the first photo. Examine this exquisite fossil under a hand lens and discover another dimension to the hobby of collecting fine petrified wood specimens! It's secrets are ancient, but the wood structure appears closest to modern winged elm! It's perfectly shaped and very nicely agatized so the polish turned out incredibly well. This is one of the most perfect shaped slabs this log produced - or any other petrified log anywhere for that matter! Just a fabulous and truly perfect piece! A gorgeous natural work of art in a magnificent and easy to display gem fossil!!
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!! It's cut from the center of a nicely shaped log that allows you to see the medullary rays and other cell features with your naked eye (although it takes good eye sight to see fibers that small). This specimen has been carefully polished to show off all the gemmy detail inside. It took a beautiful polish - another treat where this highly agatized bed truly shines. It's another one of those beautiful fossil treasures that some happy Sticks-in-Stones customer is going to flip over!
This virtually perfect, larger sized petrified wood round measures about 13" x 11 1/8" wide at the widest point across the mirror polished face and is cut approx. 0.55" thick. Weight is 5.46 lbs.
A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary.
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 warm, natural wood tones preserving this ancient fossil. The exterior is still ash white - colored by the ancient volcanic blast that buried this prehistoric forest. The inside, however, is a richly colored array of gem quality agate that preserved the wood grain beautifully in every detail! The cell structure from the growth rings in this attractive fossil specimen are amazingly well preserved, especially in the lighter colored regions. You can see confluent structures between the growth rings near the center that have the wavy appearance of elm, but the growth ring boundaries leave me a bit puzzled as to which species of elm. The rays and the cells in this excellent ring porous hardwood fossil aren't perfectly consistent with anything modern. The specimens from this particular dig site are easily recognized by the richer than average color spectrum and the coffee and cream color swirling - beautiful even by other McDermitt dig standards. What is unusual in this one is the size - few logs of this diameter were ever found at this location. This is 100% natural and not often seen in the McDermitt site - it's very pretty and accents the natural wood colors beautifully.