SiS: AMAZING Blue & Black Petrified Pinecone Specimen Slab!

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller rockshop (10,831) 100%, Location: Beaverton, Oregon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382253574509 This is the latest in a series of nice petrified cone slabs I've been fortunate enough to cut from a particularly excellent lapidary grade of these fossil treasures! It's a nice example of the petrified cones we've been producing with world class lapidary finishes! These cone slabs aren't huge but the close-up photo lets you see the detail of the seed pods in this intricately preserved fossil gem! One of my best finds in Tucson this year was a source of good quality, highly agatized, petrified pinecones! I'd seen a few of these around in years past, but the prices were always out of reach for this rockhound. This year I found a fellow who had a selection of both whole and incomplete cones for a reasonable price. I wasn't all that interested at first, until I looked closely and saw how many of them were wind polished - a good sign that the stone is very hard and has a high agate content! I wetted a few and saw a gorgeous blue agate pattern in the face of some of the weathered ones. That was enough for me to jump in buy them and boy am I glad I did!! The first cone I cut revealed a gorgeous, starburst pattern of dark coffee and black colored plant structure with the spaces between the seed pods and the seed pods themselves filled with a gorgeous blue agate that reminds me of the Blue Forest petrified wood we've enjoyed for years. You can see all the detail of this prehistoric cone in a shape and pattern that is unmatched by anything I'd ever seen before. These lovely cones come from Argentina. The cones are "Araucaria elongata" or more commonly, giant monkey puzzle tree cones from Cerro Cuadrado, Patagonia, Argentina. They are from the Jurassic age. (Thanks paleodon!) When cut in cross section they are beautiful, well preserved and exceptional lapidary/fossil specimens. If you haven't purchased from us before you'll be in for another treat - while many commercial lapidaries will tell you how great their polishing skills are, we invite you to look at the hundreds of comments in our feedback file where many of the collectors here on eBay explain that it's the unique high quality specimens and spectacular, liquid perfect polish that has them coming back to Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary to grow their collections! This is a complete cross section slab cut from the center of a typical sized cone and it is a nice example of what can come from this region. This slab measures about 2 5/8" across and is about 1/4" thick. This slab is intricately preserved and shows the seed pods very clearly. A nice, unique naturally wonderful stone collectible exclusively from Sticks-in-Stones Lapidary - eBay's Original Rockshop! Condition: New

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