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    Araucarioxylon arizonicum
    Chinle Formation
    Arizona, USA

    This custom table features a stunning piece of cut and polished "rainbow" petrified wood from Arizona - the classic locality for this colorful material. During the Triassic, some 200 million years ago, huge pine trees fell, rolled into a river and ended up in a log jam before being buried under layers of overburden allowing for the petrification process to occur. Through capillary attraction, the porous cells of this "once-living" wood was replaced cell by cell with minerals resulting in this beautful fossil that has been fashioned into an end table. The slab has been polished to reveal a full array of vibrant colors. The piece is back with a fiberglas coating, and the table comes with a custom made metal base designed by a local artisan with a chemical washed finish.
    Slab - 25 x 19.5 x 1.25 inches (63.5 x 49.53 x 3.12 cm). Base - 30 inches (76.2 cm).

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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