Utah, page 2

FJD UTAH 31. Henry Mountains. Jurassic; Morrison formation. Utah and Colorado fossil wood hunters normally call this a full round, although it’s a portion of a larger tree, as is obvious from the growth rings. The exterior is consistent all around. Subdued reds and shades of gray ringed with the red-amber rind comprise the well-balanced face. It’s a. specimen round, cut and polished on one end, otherwise as found. The state of preservation is remarkable with mostly indistinct cell structures. No glue or filler. 9 by 7 cm mirror-polished face; up to five cm thick; fifteen ounces. $115

Note: I hear many names for the outer portion of a wood specimen – most often I hear bark, which is least often what it is. I hear cortex in its geological sense, but since there’s already a botanical definition for cortex meaning bark, I don’t believe we should employ the geologic term of cortex for fossil wood. I usually call it the exterior unless it’s actually bark or cambium layer.

natural end

Utah 54. Museum quality Henry Mountain wood. Jurassic; Morrison formation. I call it a specimen round – some would call it a hunk. Beautiful, glassy wood with nice colors. Cut and polished on one end, otherwise as found. No glue or filler. 9 by 6 cm mirror-polished face; 4 cm thick; fifteen ounces.  $40

you can tell a lot about the quality of the wood from the natural side – top grade

FJD UTAH 23. Museum quality Henry Mountain wood.
Jurassic; Morrison formation. Henry Mountains, Utah. Beautifully mineralized and solid specimen round with one polished face. Gemmy yellow. Likely from Hansen Creek or a nearby drainage. Astounding under magnification with morphing cell structures and colorful agate inclusions. No glue or filler. 5 by 6.5 cm mirror-polished face; 3 cm thick; seven ounces. $80 (You can spend many days scouring the desert in this vicinity without finding a specimen this good. )

FJD UTAH 24. Henry Mountain wood. Jurassic; Morrison formation. Henry Mountains, Utah. Another with amazing mineralization in a killer specimen round. All natural except one cut and polished end. No glue or filler. 6 by 3 cm mirror-polished face; 4.5 cm tall; six ounces.  $125

FJD UTAH 36. Henry Mountains. Jurassic; Morrison formation. Specimen round fat one – solid yellow wood. No glue or filler. All natural but for the polished face. Amazing under magnification. 7 by 5 cm mirror-polished face; 77 mm long; fourteen ounces. $115

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