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~ Hells Canyon petrified wood cab ~

Offered here is a cabochon of petrified wood, an unsual and rare form from Hell's Canyon near the Idaho/Oregon border. (Read more about it on my blog.) The species is said to be sequoia, showing fascinating wavy annual growth lines. This example has great contrasting lines, and varying shades of rich, creamy beechnut to sandalwood coloration in its diagonal stripes, but none of the rare fortified agate voids. I'm no expert on pet wood, but this material seems opalized to some degree, and it certainly is GORGEOUS! This cab has a nicely rounded dome of 5mm, a designer 'flame' shape, and a slick glassy polish both front and back.

Size: 44x18mm
Weight: approximately 24 carats

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