ULTRA-BLUE Knotted Galactic Whorl! Translucent 14"+ Hubbard Basin Petrified Wood Round!

Regular price $639.00

Ever long for a world class petrified wood round but struggle to find one you could afford? Here's a truly gorgeous, truly museum grade full round from my favorite petrified wood deposit at an every day collector price! The colorful agate in this beautiful piece needs to be seen in person to be truly appreciated! There are as many as a 1/2 dozen well formed knots in this nearly perfect cut! The face appears to be painted in the richest shades of swirling blues unlike any round I've ever seen before! There are splashes of gold, black, and white to really bring the color out. This one is so agatized it's actually translucent when backlit! You don't see a lot of petrified wood that agatized and you may never see a Hubbard this big and this beautiful with a three figure price tag again! A full round with a nicely centered heart, and increasingly hard to find from this highly collectible petrified forest. A virtually fracture free, nicely shaped slab with this much color in a larger sized round from this rare bed is an affordable opportunity to expand your collection without breaking the bank! And you know that since it came from Sticks in Stones Lapidary, this beautiful gemstone has been polished to an absolute mirror perfect finish to really show off all the color and wood grain that this rare specimen has to offer!

Here's an absolutely gorgeous, flawless petrified wood round from one of the most prized petrified wood deposits ever discovered! If you aren't familiar with the Hubbard Basin petrified wood from Nevada, you should be! It's a very colorful variety, though true collectible pieces from this location are not plentiful. This piece has all of the best colors that these coveted specimens are famous for but is really dominated by the coveted blues in many shades. The characteristic blue, white, red, black and gold along with a lot of other colors appear to have been painted into the stone with the single intention of drawing a gasp from the fossil wood collector on sight!

Besides being beautifully colored, it's also perfectly preserved. The flowing wood grain from this round starts at the heart of the tree and forms massive arcs through every region of this highly colorful wood. The cells are uncommonly well preserved for Hubbard Basin wood with virtually every colorful region showing excellent wood grain preservation right down to the ray cells within the growth rings! The detail in the lighter regions is washed out in the photo, but it's easily visible in the actual stone. Hubbard Basin petrified wood is highly prized among fossil and gemstone collectors because of it's uniquely beautiful blue color and gold, red, etc. inclusions. It's also some of the best agatized wood to be found and is sometimes even translucent (this round is in several regions). Wood is relatively scarce from this region and true collector pieces are very seldom encountered. The qualities that make a piece valuable are color, completeness, shape and fracture free - this piece has them all and several dozen open crystal cavities to boot!

This is a fairly large sized cross section of petrified wood for this location. It is a very nicely sized and shaped display piece. Most of the logs in this deposit were larger spruce and other conifers. This round is complete, and nicely sized although most of these specimens were from softer wood species and like their cousins in Cherry Creek (Nevada's other famous deposit) they tended to get "squashed" in the ground forming oblong rounds when cut. This one is a conifer of some variety (probably spruce) and it maintained its shape very well! A great collector piece.

If you haven't seen our petrified wood specimens before then you've been missing one of the best treasures found on eBay! We work hard to find the best specimens from the most prized locations and then work with our magic to create a world class specimen for your collection. Our shop is unmatched in both the techniques and attention to detail to produce the finest petrified wood specimens available anywhere. Our work stands above that of the commercial vendors simply because we take the time to make each piece something we'd keep in our own collections which means you'll be treated to a lustrous polish that still looks wet to the touch when you see this true collector gem! The piece is quite solid and meant to be handled. A quick squirt of Windex will remove fingerprints from the glassy polished surface.

This stone has been professionally cut and polished on a special lap that produces a flat face and a mirror perfect shine. The polish really is liquid perfect - a difference in the quality products Sticks-in-Stones has built its reputation on that others can only aspire to!

It measures about 14 1/4" x 9" wide across the mirror polished face. It's cut about 0.52" thick. Weight is about 4.44 lbs.