GEM PETRIFIED WOOD
Escalante, Henry Mountains, Southeastern Utah, Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Blue Forest,
Eden Valley, Wyoming, Texas Springs, Hubbard, Nevada Petrified Wood, Oregon Hoodoo Petrified Wood
Madagascar Petrified Palm Wood. Some of the most colorful, rare and coveted of all petrified woodss.
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
Northern Utah Common Opal Petrified Wood cut & polished specimen - Approx size 3" x 5" x 1.5" - 526 grams - $ 58.00
Whoa...What Green Beauty - the very rare and pricey!
Arizona Copper Petrified Wood Rough Specimen - Approx. size - 4" x 4" x 1.5" - 443.3 grams - $ 190.00
Texas Springs Nevada Petrified Wood contour polished specimen - Approx size 2" x 2" x 2" - 192 grams - $ 50.00
...A Gem, doesn't come any prettier.
Awesome gem Utah Petrified Wood cut & polished limb cast specimen - Approx. size - 6" x 3" x 2.5" - 2 lbs - $ 150.00
Unusual Specimen. We like it.
Outstanding Madagascar Petrified Wood cut & polished round slab - Approx. size - 11" x 12" x 3/8" - 1.25 lbs - $ 175.00
Collector limb cast specimen - way cool
Texas Springs Nevada Petrified Wood contour polished specimen - Approx size 1.25" x 2" x 3.75" - 303.3 grams - $ 65.00
Great Gallery Favorite
Incredible Indonesian completely polished round trunk petrified wood - Approx. size tapered 7-16"x 7-16" x 30" - 225 lbs. - $ 1,800.00 + shipping and handling
WOW! Now this is an interesting limb cast!
Texas Springs Nevada Petrified Wood contour polished specimen - Approx size 1" x 1.5" x 2.25" - 101 grams - $ 30.00
An Extra fine specimen. This is really nice.
Top of collector line AZ Rainbow Petrified Wood cut & polished slab - Approx. size 3.5" x 5" x 2" - 1.5 lbs - $ 110.00
A pink n rootbeer limb cast beauty.
Texas Springs Nevada Petrified Wood contour polished specimen - Approx size .6 " x 1" x 2.25" - 50 grams - $ 25.00
A Masterpiece of An Arizona Rainbow Petrified Wood contour polished large round specimen - Approx. size 14" x 18 " x 10 " - 250 lbs. - $ 2500.00 + Shipping & Handling
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