So, what's the story, morning glory? Well, it goes a little like this:
"Back in the ’50s, a very lucky rockhound unearthed a cache of petrified wood in the Hell’s Canyon gorge. An area that hugs northeastern Oregon and western Idaho. Not long afterward, the Brownlee dam was constructed, flooding the entire area. Meanwhile, the rockhound, not knowing what to do with all that petrified wood, buried it near his house. There it sat, for decades, until it was dug up by his family, who sold what they had in an estate sale."
After being inspected by an expert, the wood was identified as being sequoia. The best of this wood is riddled with vugs of agate, which they believe was created due to dry rot in the tree. See those wonderful holes in these pieces?
The holes in this wood are, "fortified with bands, just like tiny thundereggs, and they are lined with translucent material. Some appears to be milky or clear agate, and some is common opal, while others show sparkly quartz, including tiny crystals. This extraordinary pet wood also has a striking zigzagging herringbone pattern of annual growth rings, clearly showing how the passing of the seasons affected the once-living tree. Each ring representing a year."
The best part? They haven't found any more of this, so once it's gone, its gone!
Please tell me you're as in love as I am?
Have a wonderful weekend!