This very colorful Hubbard Basin petrified wood plate is "rip cut" (cut with the grain) from a well preserved petrified conifer tree! It's a visually stunning example of how beautiful petrified wood can be! The wood grain is just amazing and conforms around a series of magnificent knots, the flow of which shows prominently in the mirror polished face! The color variety in this specimen is simply amazing and the piece is virtually flawless!
This one is extremely solid even though you can clearly see what was partial decay cavities now turned crystal cavern - one of the best planks I've ever offered! While you can still find the occasional piece of bland, fractured wood from this location from commercial dealers, they usually have more fill (the trade term for glue) than color. We're lucky to have secured the finest selection of intensely colorful, perfectly preserved specimens we have over the last few years and we're happy to be able to help you add a truly collectible specimen to your own collection!If you're going to spend a few dollars on a nice Hubbard to expand your collection or even decorate with, it simply has to be one with this kind of color and character! This is a truly amazing piece of petrified wood. I'd been collecting petrified wood for several years before I came across my first piece of Hubbard Basin wood and I simply couldn't believe petrified wood could be this beautiful.
You don't have to be a petrified wood collector to appreciate how amazingly gorgeous this agatized fossil from an ancient forest is. While the wood looks punky, rotten and brittle on the outside, if you touch it you realize quickly that it's not brittle at all, but agate hard and textured something like coral on the edges, made up of solid agate the rest of the way through. The interior is typically preserved in blue and gold agate with black, white, red, pink and other colors sometimes filling in the spectrum in the finest pieces.The wood isn't common (and is getting harder to obtain) as the digging is quite difficult and increasingly unproductive. The Nevada desert that it comes from is freezing cold in the winter and blistering hot in the summer. In other words, there isn't a lot of the high quality variety of this treasure in circulation. Our supply is arguably the best in the world, and this fine specimen demonstrates why we can claim that!
I guarantee that once you've added a piece of this spectacular, highly agatized wood to your collection you won't look at any other petrified wood with quite so much admiration again. You won't see many specimens cut this way even from the few shops lucky enough to have any of this wood to work with and of course nobody matches the lapidary work in our shop! If you've been hankering for a true collector grade specimen of Hubbard Basin petrified wood, I'm confident you'd be thrilled with this extremely colorful slab. The color in the wood grain in this slab is way above average compared to most Hubbards as the specimen looks like it was literally used as by a painter to wipe clean her brushes! The color variety in the wood grain is incredible.
Truly a stunning piece, but perhaps best of all it is finished with a quality finish that only Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary provides consistently on every piece we sell! Our lapidary process produces the finest finish in the business and when you hold this piece in your own hands we know you'll agree!This stone has been professionally cut and polished to a mirror perfect shine. The polish really is liquid perfect - a difference in the quality products Sticks-in-Stones has built its reputation on! It's a big one too, measuring about 15 1/2" x 9" across the mirror polished face. It is cut about 0.83 thick.
Weight is about 7.14 lbs. A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vegetation\Petrified Wood". The seller is "rockshop" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.