Indonesian opalized petrified wood, cut and polished to form a beautiful slab. The gorgeous blue and green hues of this piece are difficult to capture in the photos. 🥰
This piece is 40x35x10mm and 32 grams. It fluoresces bright green under long wave ultraviolet light (365 nm).
Location: From Garut Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia.
The mineral trade in Indonesia today is like the Wild Wild West. Mines are being raided in the middle of the night, there are many fly-by-night sellers, and pieces are becoming scarce as everyone is trying to get in on the "mineral rush." Jane and I have two trusted and reliable sources for beautiful pieces, including this copper-rich petrified wood.
Indonesia has the largest deposit of petrified wood in the world. Indonesian blue petrified wood is from ancient teak hardwood trees that have turned to stone. Minerals that were in the water and mud when the petrification occurred create the varying colors in each specimen.
Please note: A black light or 395 nm UV light will not make this rock glow. A 365 nm long wave ultraviolet light and a 254 nm ultraviolet light were used in the photos. We have a selection of UV lights available if you'd like some info! 🥰
Yes, we are happy to combine shipping for multiple pieces. Our pieces have different weights, however, and that makes it a bit challenging to combine shipping as you are ordering, but you will only pay the actual combined shipping cost plus a $1.00 handling & material fee. We will refund any overages as soon as we create the shipping label (thst's the point when we know the actual price for shipping).