January 09, 2007

180,000,000 years

It took 180,000,000 years to make (or at least discover) and probably took 10 minutes to slice into a little piece. Well, not so little. 14 inches across and an inch thick. In the Triassic period, trees were trapped in sediments that would eventual reach as much as 400 feet deep.

The layer of sediments is known today as the Chinle Formation.

This particular piece will look great holding cocktails in my living room. Sacrilege. Blasphemy. I'm sure that's what Rock geeks would think. After all, this is a museum quality stone. Or more properly, museum quality petrified wood. I'm sure it took more than a few hours to polish the face. Perhaps it is sacriledge to use it to prop up drinks, but honestly, its a thing of beauty that comes from the earth. I can't think of a better tribute that to keep it inside and have many deep heavy conversations around it.


At 8:21 AM, Blogger Buffalo said...

Fantastic! Incredible! No. Not a coffee table.

At 11:15 AM, Blogger Still Searching... said...

Wow, gorgeous!

At 6:09 PM, Blogger Feisty Red said...

Hot shit, that's awesome!!!

I want one as a pendant me thinks that's not doable...coffee table perhaps.


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