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FJD OR 152. HooDoo Basin Museum Specimen/ELM. Succor Creek formation; Miocene; HooDoo Basin, Malheur County, OR. Full round log section in near flawless condition, even with the hole that runs all the way through. HooDoo wood was generally in a state of undoing, probably due to acidic soil. Thankfully, some suntanned rockhound decided to dig it up and preserve it for posterity. The erosion is part of what it is. It’s no longer eroding. This one is an excellent example of HooDoo wood with nice colors and shape. Otherworldly under magnification with super-killer preserved elm structures. Cut on both ends and polished on the top. Glassy with nice depth and unmistakable HooDoo mineralization which is unique to the locality. Yes, I mean that wood like this exists nowhere else on Planet Earth. No glues or fillers. 8.5 by 5 cm mirror-polished face; 9 cm tall; two pounds and three ounces. $550 RESERVED

FJD OR 88. Museum specimen– Grassy Mountain Elm Perfection. Full round limb with one natural end and one that’s cut and polished. You can argue with my label as full round since it obviously comprises less than half the growth rings. This is not unusual in Grassy mountain wood which often has a driftwood appearance. This one is flawless with all the Grassy colors, amazing hardwood (elm or hackberry) cell structure preservation. Stunning growth rings. 5 by 7 cm mirror-polished face; 7 cm tall; one pound and five ounces.  $600 RESERVED

FJD OR 99. Prineville area fern-like Museum Piece. Here’s something different. You be the judge because I am uncertain – It appears to be some sort of fern. Most of this material I’ve seen is heavily fractured but this one’s in nice condition and is a rare full round with pretty much no fractures. All natural but for the cut and polished end. 34 by 64 mm mirror-polished face; 7 cm long; nine ounces.  $100

OR 63. South Fork Crooked River. Oligocene; John Day formation. Full round limbcast slice-like end cut. One natural end and one end cut and flat-polished to a mirror finish. The gem polished face is stunning and well-balanced. The surviving wood remnants are clustered along what was the geopedal bottom, while the rest became agate. Overall perfection and allure. Glassy and amazing when backlit. No glue/No filler. 54 by 95 mm polished face; 12 mm thick; three ounces. $55

FJD OR 153. Grassy Mountain Museum specimen. Succor Creek formation; Miocene, Malheur County, OR. Rugged, surface-collected wood from Grassy Mountain with much allure and interest. The shape makes you wonder what the heck happened to this tree over the last thirty-million years. No doubt it spent the final few millennia knocking around a hot and windy desert, lending it a rugged demeanor. A beautifully patinaed hunk with one cut and polished face that offers an elaborate display of color and design. No filler or glue – the thrill of natural beauty. 13 by 3 cm mirror-polished face; 5 cm thick; one pound. $225

FJD OR 154. Grassy Mountain Museum specimen. Succor Creek formation; Miocene, Malheur County, OR. Lovely specimen round with standard Grassy coloration. Semi-ring-porous hardwood. No filler or glue. Glassy. 11 by 10 cm mirror-polished face; 5 mm thick; four ounces.  $85

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