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    Petrified Wood Round
    Araucarioxylon arizonicum
    Triassic, Chinle Formation
    Arizona, USA

    The appeal of this amazing 23.5 inch (59.7 cm) diameter Petrified Wood slab is always going to be the vibrant pattern of colors, but this piece also tells a story. The circular rings, clearly visible on this highly polished piece of "rainbow" material from Arizona, make it easy to imagine this slab once being part of an ancient tree. Large, standing pines died and rolled into a primeval river resulting in a logjam, that was eventually covered with overburden. Through capillary attraction, the wood absorbed minerals which replaced the original organic material cell by cell through petrification, resulting in the magnificent colorful silica (Quartz) rough that became the raw material for this big round. Elements in the water resulted in specific colors when the "contaminants" were added to the process. This is a very rich and dark piece, with muted colors ranging from red to black, as well as accents of lighter hues all the way to white. This piece has been reinforced on the back with a fiberglass coating, so it is ready to be used as an end table.
    Overall Measurements: 23.5 inches (59.7 cm) in diameter.
    Offered at no reserve.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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