GEM ESCALANTE PETRIFIED WOOD
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Some of the most colorful, rare, sought after and coveted of all the petrified woods.
Over 135 million years ago, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, was closer to the equator and tropical. Dinosaurs roamed the area. The plant life consisted mostly of cycads, ferns and conifers. The earth was geologically unstable. Floods and erosion would uproot trees and plants depositing them in flood plains and along sand bars. Later, volcanic ash covered the area.
In order for the trees to petrify, they had to be buried quickly with mud and silt to eliminate oxygen which would cause them to deteriorate. Ground water rich in silicon dioxide and other chemicals would saturate the buried trees. The reds, browns and yellows result primarily from compounds of iron, while manganese and other minerals account for the purples and dark blues. Through a mineralization process on the cellular level, and by silicon dioxide acting as a cementing agent, the wood became petrified. This process took millions of years!
This area lies within
the Colorado Plateau, which has been uplifting for about 40 million years. These
upheavals of the earths crust break the logs into irregular sections and exposes
them to the forces of erosion. After being exposed the logs are further cracked
and broken by the effects of freezing and thawing water that seeps into the
Beautiful Colorful Escalante Petrified Wood cut & polished specimen - Approx size 3" x 4.5" x 3" - 525 grams - $ SOLD
NOT FOR SALE
A RARE Cycadeoidea Petrified Wood cut & polished round specimen
Approx size 11" x 13.5" x 4" - 28 lbs - $ Collector Museum
A Rainbow Gem
Beautiful Colorful Escalante Petrified Wood contour polished 2 sides specimen - Approx size 2" x 3" x 1.5" - 212.1 grams - $ SOLD
We like this one.
Beautiful Colorful Escalante Petrified Wood cut and polished slab - Approx size 3.75" x 4" x .75" - 409 grams - $ SOLD
Beautiful Collector Specimen
Beautiful Colorful Local Gem Petrified Wood cut and polished specimen - Approx size 2.5" x 3" x .5" - 131 grams - $ SOLD
Beautiful Colorful Escalante Petrified Wood contour polished specimen - Approx size 1.5" x 3" x 2" - 201 grams - $ 45.00
WOW! This is nice!
Beautiful Unknown Gem Petrified Wood contour polished end limb specimen - Approx size 1.5" x 2" x 2.5" - 191.5 grams - SOLD
This is the best. No more in the making. Only one of these available buy now!
Beautiful Colorful Circle Cliffs Old Stock Petrified Wood contour polished large round specimen - Approx size 18" x 22" x 14" - 300 lbs. - $ 3,000.00 plus Shipping & Handling
Beautiful Colorful Escalante Petrified Wood cut & polished specimen - Approx size 2" x 2.5" x 2" - 247.6 grams - $ SOLD
Beautiful Colorful Escalante Petrified Wood contour polished specimen - Approx size 2.5" x 2.5" x .75" - 195.8 grams - $ SOLD
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