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    Petrified Wood Bookends
    Araucarioxylon arizonicum
    Triassic
    Chinle Formation
    Arizona, USA
    12.32 x 1.97 x 6.69 inches (31.30 x 5.00 x 17.00 cm)


    Colorful "rainbow" Petrified Wood from Arizona is one of the most beautiful and popular of all fossil materials. A small amount is fortunately suitable for cutting and polishing into tabletops, decorative slabs and even bookends like this fine example. This pair is not only vibrant and appealing but also a functional example of the 200-million-year-old fossil material. This solid pair features a symmetrical pattern replete with white, magenta, blue, and mustard as well as a small crystalline cavity which is identical on both sides which are some 12 inches (30.5 cm) wide and nearly 7 inches (17.8 cm) high.

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


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    December, 2016
    15th Thursday
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