Description

    LOCUST McDERMITT SLAB
    Locust
    Miocene
    Trout Creek Formation, "McDermitt" Malheur County
    Oregon
    6.5 x 7 x 0.67 inches (16.51 x 17.78 x 1.71 cm)


    When it comes to plant fossils, Petrified Wood certainly tops any list. This botanical remnant is from an ancient locust tree that lived during the mid-Miocene Epoch, some 15 million years ago. The surface of the 7 inch (17.78 cm) diameter slab exhibits some natural cracking adding to the character of the piece along with the lagniappe of a small cavity lined with tiny crystals on one side. The Petrified Wood has a rich black and dark brown coloration with some small areas of subtle blue. The polish is truly reflective.




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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    18th-25th Thursday-Thursday
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