VERY BUGGY 4 1/2" Blue Forest Petrified Wood Round - Beautiful Agate!

Regular price $47.00

This is one of those very rare Blue Forest pieces that shows how this famous petrified wood site earned its name! This log is not only exquisitely preserved, it's also completely invaded with rich blue agate and accented further with a cavity filled with golden calcite crystal! There are loads of fossilized insect borings filled with petrified frass and even ostracods (tiny fossil seed shrimp) revealed in the mirror polished face. You won't see a more colorful or perfectly formed example and with our signature lapidary polish I can promise you won't see a nicer specimen from this famed location anywhere!!

Here's an absolutely museum grade Blue Forest petrified round cut from the center of a perfectly formed log that's got it all. There's a lot of brilliantly colored blue agate framing the perfectly preserved log frozen inside. 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 more than its share of blue agate too! I'm amazed at the detail in the blue fortification agate that filled the voids around this log - the agate alone would make this a collector piece - coupled with the absolutely flawless petrified wood round inside it becomes a real collection centerpiece! You won't find anyone else with Blue Forest wood this exceptional!!

The Blue Forest is a uniquely preserved bed of small branches and occasional logs in central Wyoming. 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, blue/black, coffee and chocolate 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 flat slice from the end (heel cut) of a larger than average sized log from a pepperwood tree. 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 and easily studied with a hand lens.

This is a nice, eye catching specimen, and it is close to perfect - something that will show proudly in any collection. Larger than most Blue Forest rounds, this one measures about 4 1/2" across the polished face and is sliced roughly 0.39" thick.

A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary