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~ Hells Canyon petrified wood cab ~

Offered here is a fascinating LARGE cabochon of petrified wood, an unsual and rare form from Hell's Canyon near the Idaho/Oregon border. (You can read more about this material on my blog.) The species is said to be sequoia, showing fascinating wavy annual growth lines in a herringbone pattern. This example has great contrasting lines, as well as an amazing pattern of elongated holes. It has rich coloration in deeper sandalwood shades, and an amazing pattern of tiny holes, some of which are lined with translucent quartz, milky agate, or (common) opal; most of the smallest are filled solid, or almost so. They look like tiny geodes, and all show fortifications. Be sure to click to enlarge the photos to see the details. I'm no expert on pet wood, but this material seems opalized to some degree, and it certainly is GORGEOUS! Much moreso than these photos could ever illustrate. This cab has a rounded dome of 5.5mm, a versatile designer 'flame' shape, and a slick glassy polish both front and back.

Size: 54x27mm
Weight: approximately 47 carats

Price: Sold
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