Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Petrified wood for Sale
There is an amazing fascination with petrified wood. Something "Green" about it, we suppose.
Most petrified wood has some sort of woody type of exterior that clues us in that it was once a tree. All petrified wood has a very unique inside, and to find "Stone" that looks like "Wood" on the inside as well as the outside is very unusual.
You can visit rock shops or surf the internet for petrified wood and you will not find such a collection of finely preserved plants as this collection. Although it might seem like a large inventory, it is limited and history tells us that once this inventory is gone, we may wait a long time for logs of this quality to be uncovered again.
We are not experts on petrified wood. We depend on Sedimentologist and
Paleobiologist for our information. We are told a 15 million year old fossil is a young fossil. Many of the typically shown petrified wood today is 60 to 225 mya. Fossilized wood can be as young as our 15 million year old varieties and be not only of historical value but also still able to be representative of it's original natural appearance.
When collecting petrified wood, ask yourself these questions: Does it look like wood? Would you mistake it for just another attractive old log? If the answer is yes to either, you probably have something that has nice value.
While visiting large Gem and Rock Shows, one will see large collections of petrified wood from areas such as Madagascar. This is very old petrified wood and they have a lot of it. Most of it has lost it's original wood like appearance, but has a very elegant variety of earthy hues. The Eastern fossil is the same age as the Arizona petrified wood, but not many pieces can match the color of Arizona's Raindow Petrified Wood. The exterior of these logs and stumps also vary,some have lost most of their woody appearance and are dull and grayish, while the Arizona wood maintained its wood grain exterior.
Our petrified wood is from the Western United States.
We are frequently asked if our fossils come from public lands. The answer is no. We have been collecting and trading for many years. Most all of his wood today comes from two privately owned areas. The Arizona Petrified Wood was purchased from long established vendors who have retail outlets in Arizona. We do not purchase any petrified wood from unknown private parties. This policy is to protect everyone from poachers.
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