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    Petrified Cycad Slab
    Cycadeoidea
    Jurassic
    La Matilda Formation
    El Moyano, Puerto Deseado District, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina


    This wonderfully colorful and complex slab of Petrified Wood is high collectible if for no other reason than it is Cycad. This Jurassic material is simply glorious, with a reflective polish on both sides and the appealing mix of reddish-orange hues contrasting with the whitish-taupe colors. Even remnants of the "cones" are visible on the lapidary example that measures a full 15 inches (38 cm) in diameter. Oddly shaped, this oval slab from South America really pops. Some typical fill is visible in the dynamic piece. The exterior rind evidences a rich and prominent texture with "dimples" consistent with the material.
    Overall Measurements: 15.16 x 11.42 x 0.39 inches (38.50 x 29.00 x 1.00 cm)

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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