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    FINE PETRIFIED WOOD SLICE
    Araucaria Arizonian
    Triassic
    Chile Formation, Arizona

    The Chile Formation in Arizona is known for producing some of the most beautiful examples of petrified wood in the world, and this large and strikingly-colored slice is a perfect illustration of how it lives up to that reputation. The highly-polished surface reveals the intricate ring-growth and internal structure of the original tree. The wood was replaced by sedimentary deposits in which trace elements and minerals provide the enormous swirling spectrum in colors seen here: yellow, red, blue, gray, orange, green and black. This example retains the naturally irregular outline of the original log and the original bark texture around its rim, this slice measures approximately 36 x 29 x 1½ inches.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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