A Multi-coloured petrified wood slab mounted on a Perspex stand.
Lot 327W
A multicoloured petrified wood slab,
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,448) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A multicoloured petrified wood slab,
Triassic period (approximately 225 million years old), Araucarioxlylon Arizonicum sp, Arizona, USA, mounted on a perspex stand,
39.6in (99.5cm) diam


  • By itself Quartz is colourless, though as seen in this specimen, the presence of trace elements during formation has provided a striking array of colour. Manganese appearing as pink, Chromium showing as blues and greens and Iron Oxide providing reds and yellows.
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