2.6″ Petrified Peanut Wood Sphere SPF13
This Petrified Peanut Wood sphere represents a great example of “peanut” wood. Dale made this exquisite sphere and his workmanship is outstanding. The quality of the material and polish are both excellent. There are fractures always present in petrified wood. The fractures were naturally healed or treated during the sphere making process.
The wood was most likely a conifer and the “peanuts” used to be holes left behind by burrowing teredo mollusks. The holes were eventually filled with matter which was replaced by agate when the remaining of the wood mineralized.
The “peanuts” in this sphere are cream and yellow color in mostly dark background and some of them are missing (see voids in some of the photos). My explanation is that the holes were never filled or the “peanuts” were…eaten.
This Petrified Peanut Wood sphere is a real beauty and an outstanding collectors’ item.
The sphere has a 2.58″ diameter or 65.7 mm and it weighs about 11 oz.
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