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.
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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
Real fine. Its a Gem Specimen and Gallery favorite.
Utah Circle Cliffs Petrified Wood Round cut & polished - Approx size 4" x 5" x 5" - 7 lbs - $ 225.00
Whoa...What Green Beauty
Arizona Copper Petrified Wood Rough Specimen - Approx. size - 4" x 4" x 1.5" - 443.3 grams - $ 200.00
Beautiful Hubbard Basin Nevada Petrified Wood cut & polished specimen - Approx. size 3" x 5" x 1.25" - 422.5 grams- $ SOLD
Way Nice Lavender Color...A Gem
Texas Springs Petrified Wood cut & contour polished specimen - Approx. size - 2.5" x 2.5" x 1.5" - 90 grams - $ 35.00
Unusual Specimen. We like it.
Outstanding Madagascar Petrified Wood cut & polished round slab - Approx. size - 11" x 12" x 3/8" - 1.25 lbs - $ 195.00
Ultimate Blue Henry Collector Specimen
A Gem Henry Mountain Petrified Wood cut & polished slab specimen - Approx. size - 4" x 6 " x 1" - 424 grams - $ SOLD
The Great Gallery Favorite
Incredible old stock Utah Petrified Wood cut & polished slab - Approx. size 7" x 7" x .5" - 1.5 lbs. - $ SOLD
WOW! This is nice!
Real fine Arizona Petrified Wood cut & polished two sides slab specimen - Approx. size 6" x 9.5" x .75" - 2.5 lbs. - $ SOLD
An Extra fine rare specimen. This is really nice.
Top of collector line, unknown? location Petrified Wood cut & polished slab - Approx. size 3" x 3" x .25" - 55 grams - $ 75.00
Ultimate structured wood.
Incredible Hoodoo Oregon Petrified Wood cut & polished slab specimen - Approx. size 3" x 5" x 1" - 195 grams - $ SOLD
Exquisite and don't understand why it hasn't sold (rare)
Rare Opal Wood unknown origin cut & polished slab specimen - Approx. size 4" x 5" x 1" - 523 grams - $ SOLD
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