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    "RAINBOW" PETRIFIED WOOD
    Araucarioxylon arizonicum
    Upper Triassic, Chinle Formation
    Navajo County, Arizona, USA

    The State Fossil of Arizona comes from all over the state. During the Triassic, this area was the scene of some of the most violent volcanic eruptions in earth's history. The 200 million year old eruptions produced ash that formed the expansive Chinle Formation, which extends from north of Las Vegas, Nevada through Arizona and on into New Mexico. This outstanding little slab came from what was the Dobell Ranch in Navajo County. In a switch on the usual state of affairs, this classic Dobell slab is uncommon, not for its size but for its lack of size, because although the ranch was quite famous for very large logs, the smaller logs were rare. This fiery slab features bright red and yellow colors caused by the high Iron content.
    Overall Measurements: 6.5 x 6.38 x 0.44 inches (16.51 x 16.19 x 1.11 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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