SiS: SIMPLY PERFECT Arizona RAINBOW Petrified Wood Conifer Round - MY BEST!

Regular price $72.00

This is arguably the most perfect small round I've ever seen in Arizona Rainbow wood!  It's a somewhat uncommon color combo as well with bold oranges framing a rich yellow interior with lots of crystal and other colors to accentuate the wood grain.  This short log only produced a very small number of choice slabs and when they're gone, they're not likely to be repeated by anything similar.  It's very uncommon to have such a nice perfect round of any petrified wood, but particularly so from this forest and especially in a smaller size like this.  The stone was pricey, but it had such dramatic colors in a nice displayable size that I couldn't pass it up!  This log produced some of the finest and visually captivating Arizona Rainbow specimens you'll find with truly remarkable natural color.  It's the kind of specimens that explains how this wood earned its name!  The log slice is very nicely agatized and took a magnificent polish to bring all of that amazing color to life as only the best grades of petrified wood can.  This looks to be an Araucaria (an ancient conifer).  This slab has a really nice shape and clear wood grain to really show it all off nicely.  Together they all combine with about 200 million years of patience to make a stunning display piece!  Of course we've polished it right to really show it off!  We don't offer it often - but when we do you know it's a great 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.  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 is a thick slab from the center of the log and measures about 4 3/4" across the polished face.  It is cut approx 0.33" thick.  Weight is 0.52 lbs.

A nice, unique natural wonder collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary!

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