Spectacular Mineral & Crystal Suppliers. ITEM: Large, Museum Quality Specimen of Arizona Rainbow Petrified Wood AGE: Triassic (220 Million years) SOURCE: Chinle Formation, N. Arizona, USA DIMENSIONS: 170mm x 102mm x 52mm WEIGHT: 786g / 1.73 lbs STAND INCLUDED? YES – Deluxe Perspex stand supplied. THIS SPECTACULAR SPECIMEN IS OFFERED AT AN. UNBELIEVABLY LOW PRICE – AND WE HAVE ONLY ONE LIKE IT. DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a magnificent huge and colourful petrified wood full cross section from the Arizona Chinle Formation, USA. It dates from the Triassic period, 220 million years old and is a cross section of an Araucaria (an ancient conifer). This specimen is a complete cross section, the whole circumference showing the complete original tree bark. The pastel red, orange, purple and grey combine with the ancient wood grain to make a stunning display piece! It 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! The section is very nicely agatised and has a magnificent mirror polish on the front and a smooth matt finish on the back to bring all of that amazing colour to life as only the best grades of petrified wood can. This specimen displays equally well in either landscape or portrait format. The back has been left with a smooth matt finish, with the polished front face, giving you the best of both Worlds. We have included a 1cm square yellow cube along with a bunch of grapes in the photographs to give you an idea of how large this fabulous item is. To complete the picture, this piece comes with one of our deluxe, mineral stands. 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. This item is in the category “Collectables\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Plants”. The seller is “paragonminerals” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, Switzerland, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guernsey, Gibraltar, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay.
- Shape: natural
- Sub-Type: Petrified Wood
- Modified Item: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Finish: Polished slice
- Modification Description: Polished Slab
- Type: Fossils