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~ Hell's 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 richly colored example has great contrasting grain, as well as an amazing pattern of ornately shaped agate pools & voids, the largest of which are open through to the backside. The holes are lined with translucent agate or (common) opal, resembling tiny thundereggs, complete with fortifications. Some even appear to have tiny druzy crystals! Be sure to click to enlarge the photos to see the details, especially the backlit pic. 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 versatile designer shape, and a slick glassy polish both front and back.

Size: 51x18mm
Weight: approximately 33 carats

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Hell's Canyon petrified wood

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