cabochons: fossil plants

Petrified Wood 1. Palmoxylon from Flatwoods, Louisiana. Hand cut and perfect. Top grade fossil palm. Beautiful colors and cell preservation. 61 mm diameter round.  $75

Petrified Wood 2.  Hermanophyton from near Cortez, Colorado. This is one of the rare fossil plants where all the factors of a really great piece come together – it’s solidly mineralized (as hard as quartz); it has an attractive and pleasing set of colors; the design is like a flower with many petals; it has well-preserved cell structures; and it is about as rare of a fossil plant material one can find. Hand cut and perfect. 58 by 68 mm.  $225

Petrified Wood 3.  Jurassic conifer from near Green River, Utah. One of the very best quality pieces of petrified wood ever found in Utah or anywhere else. I remember the hot, sunny day when I bought the log at the old Cloud’s Pow Wow in Quartzsite (before the state condemned his land). The dealer gave me a price and would not come down a penny. I walked away … about 50 yards … turned around, and agreed to his price. It was an amazing small log. Incredible set of colors and strikingly fine mineralization. Hand cut and perfect. Pentagonal free-form shape – 50 by 65 mm.  $150

Petrified Wood 4. Conifer (probably Araucaria) from Northern Arizona. Hand cut and perfect. Top grade with stunning colors and mineralization. 38 by 50 mm.  $75

Petrified Wood 5. Conifer (probably Araucaria) from Northern Arizona. Hand cut and perfect. Top grade with stunning colors and mineralization. 38 by 50 mm.  $75

Petrified Wood 6. Conifer (probably Araucaria) from Northern Arizona. A perfect gem. Top grade with stunning colors and mineralization. 30 by 40 mm.  $45

Petrified Wood 7. Pacific Northwest (Oregon or Washington). Top grade with beautiful golden colors and fascinating mineralization. 38 by 51 mm.  $40

Petrified Wood 8. Pacific Northwest (Oregon or Washington). Top grade with beautiful golden colors and fascinating mineralization. 38 by 51 mm.  $40

Petrified Wood 9. Pacific Northwest (Oregon or Washington). Sometimes you don’t need a magnifier to identify fossil wood, as in the case of this oak. Killer piece. 38 by 51 mm.  $50

Petrified Wood 10. Pacific Northwest (Oregon or Washington). Hardwood. Fabulous translucence and growth rings. 31 by 40 mm.  $35