Rare Yellow Cat Red Wood Petrified Wood Branch
Lot 1146
Rare Yellow Cat Red Wood Petrified Wood Branch
Sold for US$ 2,400 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rare Yellow Cat Red Wood Petrified Wood Branch
Jurassic
Yellow Cat, Grand County, Utah

Just north of Moab, Utah, lies a locality famous for a rare form of petrified wood which has become known as Yellow Cat Red Wood. Named for the rich, rust-red color of the carnelian which replaced the cellulose of once-living trees, this rare and beautiful material is believed to originate from a species of conifer. Only a small number of collectors have been fortunate enough to own Yellow Cat Red Wood. The present fine specimen comprises two contiguous portions of an ancient tree branch, displaying well-defined natural shape to the exterior and mirror-polished cut ends. Offered in a finely crafted, fitted wooden box. (2)
Specimens measure 3 ¼in and 3in, respectively
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