California, New Mexico, and Texas
museum specimens

fossil wood: others

 

FJD New Mexico 2. Museum Specimen hardwood. I would put this beautiful full round slice in the same category as the finest quality wood from any location anywhere. It’s a perfect beauty with phenomenal beauty and perfection. It is one of the two finest specimens of fossil wood from New Mexico I have owned. The colors are rich and glassy and it has super nice agate pockets. It is Tertiary in age from the area of Cuba, New Mexico. It has beautifully preserved hardwood cell structures that remind me of tropical hardwood, which may be what it is as I know that fossil palm is found in the same area. It’s quite amazing. No glue – No fillers. 14.5 by 12.5 cm mirror polished face; 9 mm thick; nine ounces.  $300

FJD California 4. Palm Springs Museum Specimen from my Collection. Specimen round log end from a rarely seen locality, Palm Springs, California. I’ve had this for several decades. I expect it was collected a great many years ago. It has melted cell structures – glassy and translucent with deep lovely colors of yellow, red, and blue. The exterior is nicely patinaed and screams – desert found. 43 by 67 mm mirror-polished domed face; 9.5 cm thick; twelve ounces.  $100