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UTAH 147. Museum specimen . Henry Mountains. Jurassic full round log section cut on both ends and polished on the top. Rare color mahogany/purple. Near flawless. 5.5 by 4.5 cm mirror-polished face; 3 to 2 cm thick; 105 grams.  $50

UTAH 153. Henry Mountain Jurassic full round branch end. 39 by 46 mm mirror-polished face; 34 mm long; 92 grams.  $28

UTAH 156. Museum quality. Henry Mountain Jurassic specimen round branch end with a lot of deep red and an attractive exterior. 25 by 46 mm mirror-polished face; 60 mm long; 134 grams.  $46

UTAH 58. Henry Mountains area Triassic, Chinle formation. Full round limb section, cut in the center with both cut faces polished. The ends remain natural. The white centers are calcite, and calcite infills ancient cracks like lightning bolts. They abut gemmy emerald green silica. Although tiny, the colors and pattern toward the end of the longest predominantly dark green spike are thought provoking, reminiscent of Woodworthia spikes. Pretty cool two-hundred million-year-old wood. 3.5 by 4 cm mirror-polished faces; 53 mm long; five ounces. RESERVED

NOTE: Not Utah butTexas as I don’t have a Texas page. Texas 1. Catahoula formation, East Texas. Specimen round slice palm with rootlets. Great colors and detail. Tight vascular bundles. Amazing under magnification. The portion of the edge that is missing is original to the log as found. 9 by 14 cm mirror-polished face; 8 mm thick; seven ounces. $75

NOTE: Note Utah but again I don’t have a Czechia page. Czechia 1.All natural, as found, fossil wood from near, Budweis, Czechia. In preparation for Ancient Forests, I prepared ten cubic cm cubes of assorted woods from around the world, eight of them green —two from Zimbabwe, three from Winslow, and one each from Tom Miner Basin, Montana (self-collected), Hampton Butte, Oregon, and Budweis in the Czech Republic. We had them tested by Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. The green wood from Budweis was the most unusual, showing trace elements of yttrium, chromium, iron, and strontium. Attractive, candy-like, mineralization, well to the opalized side of silica. I would not recommend cutting or polishing as it looks great as is. 5 by 9 by 3 cm; 3 ounces. $60   

NOTE: Not Utah again: FJD Brazil 5. Museum Specimen from my collection. Permian Dadoxylons full round probably small tree or limb from Araguaina, Brazil. Before the material from this location was discovered, the only known fossil woods older than Triassic were plain, not well silicified, often carbonized, colorless, and boring. The discovery at Araguaina was a game changer. This is an excellent specimen with attractive patterns and colors. Full round with one natural end. I was able to get only a few of these the only one and only time I saw this type of material at the Tucson shows. 29 by 37 mm limb; 4 cm long; two ounces.   $110

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