You could collect for a lifetime and never see a piece more dramatic than this one from this incredible forest. The fact that this log is over 8" wide alone puts it in a class by itself, but throw in the copious blue agate and the stunning wood grain formed within the beautifully preserved wood structure and you have a true collector piece the likes of which really does only come by once in a lifetime! This exceptionally beautiful round features several boring insect tunnels full of petrified frass (debris left behind from boring insects) and even fossil ostracods (tiny seed shrimp) that were petrified with the log, creating a fossil within a fossil! This slab has a golden calcite crystal partially filling the botryoidal blue agate cavity at the bottom. It's really quite gorgeous! The play of color in this larger than average sized Blue Forest round is really amazing, as is the fossil story this stone is ready to tell. Lovely blue agate infused black and tan petrified wood - all polished to perfection and ready for your collection!
Here's an absolutely museum grade Blue Forest petrified wood round cut from the center of a perfectly formed log that's really been chewed up by some boring insects! Of course, this happened before the log was petrified - it would be a scary bug that could tunnel through rock and leave agate filled trails behind!! It's got really nice wood preservation throughout with a very well defined heart in the center of the log and the most stunning wood grain you'll ever see in one of these pieces! It's accented with several veins of translucent blue agate filling natural splits and voids in the log. The heart is clearly visible in the center of the round but the numerous boring insect trails are what really catch your eye!
Eden Valley is home to some of the best petrified wood in Wyoming, including the Blue Forest. It is a uniquely preserved everglade like bed of small branches and occasional logs in central Wyoming. It's part of the same "fossil lake" formation that a lot of the best known fossil fish are recovered in. The digging is hot and dusty, but every once in a while you stumble on a real treasure and this little log is one of them! The dark coffee, caramel, blue and black colors the wood is preserved in are characteristic of these specimens, as are the infusions of blue agate that filled the cracks and coated the log!
This is a perfectly formed round taken from the center of a medium sized log from a pepperwood tree. This is the same species that most of the Blue Forest rounds are as well. It's been cut and polished to show off all the gemmy detail from this 50+ million year old treasure captured inside. It took a pretty awesome polish - something we strive to produce on every specimen we put our name on! The fibrous cell structure of the radial wood grain is exceptional in this specimen, and easily studied with a hand lens.
This is a fairly large sized specimen, and it is close to perfect - something that will show proudly in any collection. It measures about 8 1/4" across the polished face and is sliced about 1/2" thick. Weight is 1.22lbs.
A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary - eBay's Original Rockshop!