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    Petrified Conifer Sphere
    Stone Source: Araucarioxylon
    Triassic
    Chinle Formation
    Arizona, USA

    When collectors hear the term Petrified Wood, they conjure up a vision of "rainbow" material from Arizona. This is a classic example from the quintessential American locality. Petrified Wood from Arizona is known for the intense yellow, red, magentas and white seen in this extremely large orb. The amount of rough material needed to make this colossal piece is hard to fathom given the yield ratio of turning raw material into a finished lapidary product. This type of giant sphere is not typically seen any longer.
    Overall Measurements: 10.00 inches (25.40 cm) in diameter

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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