fossil wood specimens: Zimbabwe
museum quality specimens for the collector
Zimbabwe - Triassic

ZIM 145. Museum specimen. This is a beautiful mix of turquoise and deep sea foam green example. It’s a specimen round limb section that millions of years ago was part of a larger diameter fossil. One polished end one natural end.  9 by 5 cm mirror-polished face; 7.5 cm long; one pound and four ounces. Note – the exterior is brown - this is a thin layer coating the all green interior. You can see the green peeking out in several places.  $130

FJD ZIM 20. Museum Specimen. Amazing Woodworthia – a full round slice of The African Well Log - a log dug out by a villager who was down twenty-five feet digging a well. They looked and could find no others down there– it’s the only log in the world with this mesmerizing set of colors in beautifully fine grained jasper and agate. When you consider the greatest logs of petrified wood ever discovered on this planet (is there petrified wood on other planets?) this is at the top of the list. It is amazing. So many tree limbs begin the long and arduous journey to become a gem quality fossil wood specimen … but so few actually make it all the way. This one did. It is one in a million. On top of that—this is without a doubt one of the most beautiful slices to come from that log. Take a gander at the agate inclusions which equal the WOW factor. The green is from chromium—same as with emeralds—but this is far rarer than an emerald. 13 by 11.5 cm mirror-polished face; 8 mm thick; eight ounces.  $4500