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~ Petrified palm root cab ~

Offered here is an unusual collector's cabochon of petrified palm root, newly arrived GEM material from Sumatra. This fossil wood is a fascinating piece of the earth's natural history. Here's an interesting detail: The fellow that found it believes that only the buried part of the palm tree was preserved to undergo the fossilization process, because none of the ancient trunks were found. I think it's absolutely gorgeous stuff! This example has a pattern of intricate tendrils, semi-translucent eyes, and jagged pools of pale blue agate here and there. The black area also contains a few flecks of silvery metallic pyrite. Very unique! No fossil collection is complete without a nice example of this amazing new palm root. But it ought to make a fabulous item of jewelry too. -smile- The cab has a well rounded dome of 5mm, a crisp designer shape, and a brilliant polish both front and back.

Size: 52x15mm
Weight: approximately 41 carats

Price: SOLD See current gemstones for sale

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Petrified palm wood

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