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    FINE PETRIFIED WOOD LOG SECTION
    Araucarioxylon arizonicum
    Triassic
    Chinle Formation, Arizona

    The exterior of this log stands testament to the millions of years it spent buried beneath volcanic sediment, the rough bark exterior encrusted with stones whilst retaining something of its original contours. The unprepossessing exterior, however, offers no hint as to the wonders within; this is revealed to us via the sliced and polished end-section which shows the perfectly preserved formation of the tree's ring growth. Over an unimaginably slow process of mineral-rich water seepage the wood permineralized to create the wonderful coloring seen here. Swirls of strong earthy red are interspersed with patches of black, white and blue in wonderful contrast to the muted exterior. The whole impressive piece measures approximately 19 x 14 inches in cross section and stands 28ΒΌ inches tall.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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