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    Petrified Wood Slab
    Araucarioxylon arizonicum
    Triassic
    Chinle Formation
    Arizona, USA

    This extremely colorful slab of Petrified Wood simply speaks for itself. The incredible piece is over 18 inches (45.72 cm) across at its maximum and is a myriad of intermingled colors. Magentas, mustards, and reds highlight this intense specimen of the 200 million year old fossil wood. An ancient pine tree mineralized under special circumstances whereby, through capillary attraction, elements present in the environment were absorbed by the organic wood and replaced the internal structure cell by cell which resulted in this Petrified Wood of such indescribable beauty. This big slab has unlimited decorative potential, and the vibrant colors have to be seen to be believed. The irregular shaped oval is stunning.
    Overall Measurements: 18.50 x 14.17 x 0.87 inches (47.00 x 36.00 x 2.20 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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