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    Posted 9 years ago

    scottvez
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    Here is a large piece of petrified wood. Personally "harvested" a few years ago.

    This piece looks like it could sit in the fireplace-- just the right size.

    I have about a cord of this wood and dozens of smaller pieces of bark. Most of it is boxed up.

    Thanks for looking,

    Scott

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      A cord is a standard measurement used when buying/ selling firewood. It is a stack that is 4' X 4' X 8' or 128 cubic feet of wood.

      I was exaggerating (a little)!

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      From the desert in Saudi Arabia-- when you see it now, it is hard to believe it was once forested!

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      There are a couple of areas in the middle of the desert where it is common-- you just have to know where to look.

      There are also several areas where sharks teeth are common-- I have a bunch of them as well!

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I just added a photo of a large pile of "wood" as found in the desert.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Yes-- you got it. We found some examples that were over 20 feet long and still intact.

      scott
    6. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Very cool Scott! Are you in the oil game? Skating around the Saudi desert...
      I swim in that pool myself.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Nope-- probably more profitable than my business! Uncle Sam sent me over there.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking kerry.

      scott
    9. trunkman trunkman, 9 years ago
      Way cool piece -- my granddad had a section once -- long gone. Thanks for the post and all of your excellent well informed comments that I completely enjoy.
    10. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      We use to find small pieces of P W when we were out picking rocks as kids, I believe I still have a few pieces somewhere.
      I once toured the petrified forest in South Dakota.
    11. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting trunkman.

      scott
    12. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting walksoftly.

      scott
    13. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      Had to drop in and see what the "dollar" was about. Great piece, nice detail...sparks the imagination into the measure of change, namely "time". Thanks for sharing this perspective.
    14. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 9 years ago
      Never sat any petrified wood in the fireplace, but our fireplace is made of petrified wood. House was built in 1939, by a mining engineer. You can see it in one of my earlier posts.
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/16015-art-deco-ladies-and-maxfield-parrish?in=user
    15. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks rocker-- great fireplace!

      scott
    16. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      You're welcome Scott, don't mention it. lol
    17. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks bruce!

      scott
    18. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      In all seriousness, you're welcome Scott! I always enjoy your very informative posts!
    19. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks-- how is the clock collecting going? Any new gems?

      scott
    20. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      Going well thanks. Prices seem to generally back on the rise with more common models so I suppose that indicates "very disposable" income is out there! :).
      Got a few this month. Will be posting more as time permits.

      Best regards
    21. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Let me know when you post them.

      scott
    22. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks music, vetraio and majestic.

      scott
    23. Bruce99 Bruce99, 9 years ago
      Hi Scott, you asked to to let you know about a new clock, I posted one at http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/60715-ansonia-cabinet-e-mantel-clock?in=613. It's one in our collection that we love and hope you'll enjoy it too. (:
    24. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks-- I'll take a look!

      scott
    25. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      nice pieces of petrified wood. i have a few of them too - all found in the deserts of the american west, except for one piece which i found in an area near me which was built from landfill. it is formed over millions of years when the organic particles are slowly washed away and replaced w/ mineral particles. i've seen some petrified wood which has turned to beautiful opal and there are many examples of agate - which can be really beautiful too.
    26. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks tom.

      scott
    27. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks carmen.

      scott

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