Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 99

Lot 711

Petrified Rainbow Colored Wood Sphere. This 620 gram (nearly 1½ lbs.) 2¾" agatized and polished sphere, made from petrified wood from the Araucarioxylon tree, displays a rainbow of colors as a result of the many different minerals from the volcanic soil that permeated the wood over millions of years. This exceptionally colorful sphere has a wonderful palette ranging from subtle beiges and browns to striking oranges and reds. Araucarioxylon arizonicum is an extinct 225-million-year-old conifer tree well known to visitors to the Painted Forest National Park and chosen as the state fossil of Arizona. Estimate Value $500 - 650

Realized $400

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