You can collect the rest of your life and not see another Woodworthia specimen this fascinating. This stout log appears to be the base of the tree and shows a ring of very large knotty protrusions that I suspect were the roots off of the main stem of the trunk. This really finely detailed log has it all – a gorgeous interior, an immaculate exterior and a perfect fence post shape!! It also has some of the largest and best defined spine/bud scars of any that I’ve seen. You’re simply not going to see a better fossil specimen or one better prepared than this one. The growth structure really stands out in the mirror polished face of this high contrast specimen. But the exterior is what makes this species so fascinating! It’s completely studded with intricately detailed spine scars around the entire perimeter of the trunk. It’s almost unfathomable how much time has passed since this stone was a tree, but it’s story is there for you to hold in your hand now millions of years later! It’s a truly fascinating 100% natural work of ancient art! The finely detailed annual rings are pierced by the bold rays to form one of the prettiest and most striking fossil formations you’ll ever see in petrified wood. This one has a unique color pattern revealed in the cut face that is a very slightly stony but still easily polished agatized wood in a nice mixture of earthy, high contrast shades with strong rays and bold rings. I’ve never offered a log section with this kind of root arrangement around the trunk. It’s definitely a collection worthy specimen and the large size makes it all the more desirable. This isn’t one of those dull, lifeless import finished pieces either. This log has been ground flat on our laps and polished to a mirror perfect shine to reveal all of the colorful fossil beauty hidden inside this amazing Woodworthia. One of my all time favorites in a wonderful collector size specimen! This log still has the stellar rays emanating through the entire round from the spike knots this wood is identified from. In the last couple of years I’ve started seeing some really fascinating petrified wood coming into the US at the big import shows from Zimbabwe, Africa! The wood is typically green, brown and black and exceptionally well preserved on the exterior. The interior reminds me of a lot of the Utah wood in detail i. It’s hit and miss but the best pieces show beautiful spike knots leading up to the spine bases that coat the exterior logs. You’d recognize these specimens anywhere as the logs are consistently the same colors inside and out, and the exterior is coated with an unmistakable pattern of spine scars. The wood grain itself varies in quality, but the best of these pieces show spike knots in cross section (they look like rays coming from the center of the log) and a good cut will show several of them. This wood is quite unique and really a much more interesting fossil than most of the woodworthia we get here in the US. The green color is something you have to see in person to understand – it’s not really comparable to any other petrified wood and it’s difficult to get a representative photograph that really does the color justice. The wood has a reasonably high silica content so we’re able to coax a nice polish out of the specimen. This is one of the few complete rounds I was able to locate that really took a nice polish. If the timeless mystery of this piece isn’t enough for you, then I’m certain the simple, natural, gemmy beauty of it will be. The colors are dark and subtle, and the wood grain is unique to this exotic species. This is a full, complete section from a whole log. It’s really a nice piece, but what else would you expect from a business named “Sticks-in-Stones”? ! We’ve applied all of our considerable lapidary skills to bring out a mirror finish and produce a specimen worthy of display in your own collection. This piece measures about 4 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ across the mirror polished face and is just shy of 6 long. Weight is 8.38 lbs. The item “SiS HUGE 8+ lb. KNOTTED STUMP Petrified Woodworthia Log Zimbabwe, Africa” is in sale since Thursday, March 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vegetation\Petrified Wood”. The seller is “rockshop” and is located in Beaverton, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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