Oregon, page 1

FJD OR 164. Grassy Mountain Museum specimen. Succor Creek formation; Miocene, Malheur County. Full round slice. 12 by 13 cm mirror-polished face; 12 mm thick; twelve ounces.  $160

FJD OR 165. Post. Sycamore. Large specimen round slice with excellent cell preservation. No glue or filler. 10 by 15 cm face; 1 cm thick; ten ounces.   $60

OR 68. Sweet Home Museum Specimen. Full round hardwood slice. Mineralization is NOT typical Sweet Home. When I first saw this wood, I thought it was from Wyoming’s Blue Forest or Eden Valley, but I was mistaken. The Sweet Home area has produced a wide variety of wood. Most is rather dull but often a fractureless full round, but a small percentage resides at the apex of attractively mineralized wood. This is one. Riddled with borer tunnels. Another great one under magnification. Well preserved structures in places. Blue agate. 6 by 7.5 cm mirror-polished polished face; 7 mm thick; two ounces.  $50

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FJD OR 151. HooDoo Basin Museum Specimen. Succor Creek formation; Miocene; HooDoo Basin, Malheur County, OR. Full round log end in remarkably perfect condition. Polished end is a window into near perfect glassy wonder replete with twisted and swirling bits of cell structures. Mind-boggling under magnification. Glassy with nice depth. No glues or fillers. 12.5 by 7 cm mirror-polished face; 7 cm thick; two pounds and three ounces. $350

FJD OR 54. Museum specimen.  Elm from Eastern Oregon (possibly nearby Nevada or Idaho – the three states meet at one point). It looks a lot like a McDermitt specimen and is most likely from the same general vicinity. It has abundant character and eye appeal. It’s a surface collected old time piece, collected many decades ago.  As you can see, the elements had a few thousand years to carve it into an aesthetically pleasing sculpture with a nice patina. The cell structures are well preserved in places, enough for me to call is a probable elm or hackberry. There is actually enough cell structure that I can identify it from the uncut end. It is natural on one end. 14 cm long; 12 cm across the face; five pounds and three ounces.  $125

FJD OR 166. McDermitt.  Full round hardwood slice. Attractive dark coffee brown rimmed in tan. 10.5 by 9.5 cm face; 1 cm thick; seven ounces.   $75

OR 53. Museum specimen Rogers Mountain. Specimen round slice of probable sequoia or metasequoia predecessors. Includes interesting features: imbedded stem, fossilized borer (paleozoology), and sections with superb cell preservations. 10 by 17 cm mirror-polished face; 12 mm thick; fourteen ounces.  $65

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