UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL 8" Hubbard Basin Petrified Wood Round - TOP Grade Collectible!

Regular price $135.00

I've had the privilege of seeing some of the best Hubbard Basin petrified wood specimens that have ever come from this highly prized location, but this piece really deserves a place on the top shelf of even the finest collection from Hubbard or anywhere else! It's one of the most unique and compelling petrified wood specimens I've had the privilege of handling this year and a second chance at a log that I thought had been finished years ago. I stumbled into a couple of more premium slabs from this prized log while trying to organize my shop and am pleased to be able to offer one here. It's a truly fascinating, absolutely gorgeous and uncommonly colored, pale sky blue and black breccia, museum grade round from my favorite petrified wood deposit! The lighter colored agate in this one looks like an artist cleaned her brush on it! It's a lot of character in a smaller sized, easy to display collector slab. I've been collecting Hubbard Basin wood for more than a decade and I've never seen a color pattern I like more than these unusual swirling blues and blacks! And with our mirror polish gently coaxed from the surface of this gemstone, you can count on seeing every shade and ever fossil artifact of this ancient spruce tree. Rich, deep color and impeccably preserved wood grain make it an even more impressive specimen - you won't find a better one for this price! In fact, you may never see a more beautiful specimen of petrified wood at any price!!

Here's an absolutely gorgeous 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. The characteristic blue, white, red and black 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 complete round starts at the heart 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. 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 nice to display sized cross section of petrified wood for this location. Most of the logs in this deposit were larger spruce and other conifers and few are complete rounds. 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).

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 7 1/2" x 6" wide on the polished face. It's cut about 1/2" thick. Weight is 1.74 lbs.