This is REALLY amazing and something you only see VERY rarely! This is a petrified wood fossil that has been invaded by another petrified wood growth that happened after this tree had died! The white circular sprays you see on the right side look like they are from a faster growing conifer without the resin canals you see in the original tree! We don't see petrified logs from this location very often. It came from an estate we purchased last summer and this was one of the very best limbs in the lot. The notes included with the two small log sections we obtained identified the location as the Eagle's Nest petrified forest south of Burns, Oregon. I have personally only visited this site once and it was many, many years ago. The bugs from nearby Malheur Lake were so aggressive that we quickly abandoned our exploration and left the site to the swarms of biting insects and poisonous spiders that have called it home for eons. But before they were there, a spruce forest once thrived and this incredible gem grade fossil is the proof of what this formidable desert once was. You can see the detailed preservation of this magnificent piece in our exclusive micro-cam! Polished to perfection in our shop, this rare and beautiful piece is now ready to join your collection!
NOTE: The second photo is taken from a mate cut off of the same log. It's included to show finish quality and edge detail which are both identical in this piece.
Exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones lapidary, this truly exceptional Eagle's Nest petrified wood slab is one of the best you are likely to see. This is a less often seen location for most collectors. It's a bug infested area south of Burns, Oregon. It features a good agate interior with very visible growth rings on the inside and wood texture so natural on the outside you might not think it was a rock until you picked it up! The structural preservation in this piece is incredible, as is the high agate content that allowed it to be polished to a mirror perfect finish. It doesn't show all that well in the photo, but this is a really nice piece. The colors are similar to the nearby McDermitt site though the species appears more consistent with the Hubbard site further south in Nevada. It's as unique as it is beautiful!This fossil treasure was cut from a short log with a diamond saw then ground, sanded and polished on a series of specially built laps in our shop to produce the highly polished face you see in the photo. This piece took a great polish and the detail in the face really is exceptional. While we're always working hard to find unique specimens to broaden your collection, it is ultimately the quality of our finishes that sets our pieces apart from the masses, and this one certainly does that! It measures about 8 1/4" x 3 3/4" in diameter and is cut about 0.44" thick. Weight is 0.88 lbs. A nice, professionally prepared, unique natural wonder collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary.