ONE OF THE WORLDS TEN LARGEST INTACT SLICES OF RAINBOW PETRIFIED WOOD EXTANT!
DELIVERY WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL US IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
This is an absolutely amazing, single intact specimen (90 inches x 64 inches) of the now rare Arizona Rainbow Petrified wood which is 218 million years old! The colors are a brilliant red interlaced with black, while and some yellows. The slice is a horizontal cut from the stump of the enormous tree and therefore has the bark complete around the edge. The lighter colored area is an unusual combination of petrified mud, small stones and sand from the stream bed where the tree once stood.
WHY ARE LARGE PIECES SO RARE?
There are only two locations that have "rainbow wood" - Argentina and Arizona. Argentina protects their petrified wood as a national treasure and cannot be exported. That leaves Arizona and the Paul Sells ranch (155 square miles) that is adjacent to the east of the Petrified Forest National Park. The ranch is under contract to the National Parks Service to become an enlargement to the park. Because of the contract no more large specimens are available to the public. The Sells ranch area had enormous examples of a now extinct pine tree, the state fossil of Arizona, known as Araucarioxylon arizonicum from the Late Triassic (200 to 250 million years ago) paleo-ecosystem.
The table can be used as a dining table or an office conference table that really makes a statement. This is a rare opportunity to purchase what will become a bold statement of natural beauty. It is assured that there will not be another one like this next door, across the country or most anywhere else in the world.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SPECIMEN CAN BE HUNG ON A WALL AS A TREMENDOUS PIECE OF ART. OBVIOUSLY IT TAKES SPECIAL PREPARATION TO ASSURE SUCCESS AND WOULD BE DONE ON A COST PLUS BASIS. DELIVERY IN THE CONTINENTAL US IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. On site setup is also available for a small additional price.