Oregon, page 1

FJD OR 30. Hickory. Deschutes. Cenozoic. Stunning full round slice. Beautifully preserved structures and appealing overall balance. The next slice over appears in Petrified Wood on page 89. Perfectly prepared by Bob and Dan Beck. 14.5 by 16 cm polished face; 12 mm thick; one pound and four ounces. $400

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

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

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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