PYRAMID MINERALS AND CRYSTALS. Spectacular Mineral & Crystal Suppliers Edinburgh. ITEM: Spectacular, Huge Arizona Rainbow Petrified Wood Polished Sphere – Ultra Rare. AGE: Triassic (220 Million years). SOURCE: Chinle Formation, N. DIMENSIONS : 108 mm Diameter WEIGHT: 1630g / 3.59 lbs. YES – New Deluxe Wooden Stand Supplied FREE. THIS SPECTACULAR SPECIMEN IS OFFERED AT AN UNBELIEVABLY LOW PRICE – AND WE HAVE ONLY ONE LIKE IT. DESCRIPTION: NOBODY ELSE IN THE UK HAS ANYTHING LIKE THIS HUGE ARIZONA RAINBOW PETRIFIED WOOD SPHERE… This listing is for a huge, spectacular and very colourful petrified wood polished sphere. This unbelievable sphere is shaped from pure, natural Arizona Rainbow petrified wood from the Arizona Chinle Formation, USA. It dates from the Triassic period , 220 million years old and is the fossilised remains of an Araucaria (an ancient conifer). The deep reds, tans and browns combine with the ancient wood grain to make a stunning display piece! I t has one of the most unique colour patterns and best shapes you’ll find from this incredible petrified forest! The colour in this magnificent specimen simply has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated – it looks as if the patterns were created by a tie dye artist! It clearly shows where Arizona “rainbow” wood gets its fanciful name! We have a very good friend who lives very close to the Chinle formation in Arizona and he made 3 of these giant, beautiful spheres, especially for us. We have kept one for our private collection and have the other two available for sale. Although not cheap, this giant Arizona Petrified Wood heart is totally unique, one of only 3 which, to our knowledge, are the only ones in existence. The sphere is very perfectly agatised and has a magnificent polish to bring all of that amazing colour to life as only the best grades of petrified wood can. This giant sphere will come with a matching, large wooden sphere stand ABSOLUTELY FREE! We have included a 1cm square yellow cube in the photographs, along with some grapes to give you an idea of how large this fabulous item is. A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT PETRIFIED WOOD: Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood, and cellular structures. Some specimens of petrified wood are such accurate preservations that people do not realise they are fossils until they pick them up and are shocked by their weight. These specimens with near-perfect preservation are unusual; however, specimens that exhibit clearly recognisable bark and woody structures are very common. The image shows the ACTUAL SPECIMEN you will receive unless otherwise stated. We only sell the finest minerals, crystals & fossils. Please remember this when comparing our specimens with others. Please also check the sizes of competitors’ specimens. Many photograph their specimens to appear much larger than they actually are, resulting in disappointment. We usually include a 1cm cube in at least one of the photographs to give a sense of scale. All our minerals, crystals & fossils are ethically sourced and are 100% natural specimens just as they come out of the ground. We NEVER sell altered, embellished, dyed or artificially enhanced specimens, such as screaming fluorescent agates,’day glow’ dyed amethysts or’aura’ vapour coated crystals. We’re here to help. This item is in the category “Collectables\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Plants”. The seller is “pyramidmineralsandcrystals” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Switzerland, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Jersey.
- Shape: Sphere
- Modified Item: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Type: Fossils
- Sub-Type: Petrified Wood
- Finish: Polished
- Modification Description: Polished sphere