Saturday, November 19, 2011

Preview of petrified wood coming to the Tucson gem & mineral show

Ralph Thompson with Russell-Zuhl forwarded these photos of two fossil sequoia logs he recovered in Oregon this past summer. He just finished polishing a slice of each, one as a round and the other as a board cut and says the round is the largest ever polished and is 68" x 90." The board cut is 50" x 102" with "wonderful patterns" and is expected to be made into a desk or table. Expect to see them at the upcoming Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase.



  1. Anonymous11:28 PM

    Ralph Thompson of Russell Zuhl always has the absolute best petrified wood, he is the king of petrified wood in the world in terms of quality and size, no one even comes close. His petrified woods are the national treasure of the united States, Japanese used to come and buy them all and they know God is not making anymore of them, unless you want to wait another 10-30 million years. Jean of San Diego, proud owner of 7 russel Zuhl pieces.

  2. Anonymous7:19 PM

    I have a sphere made from this huge piece of petrified sequoia that I purchased from Russel at the Tucson Gem Show in 2012. This sphere is one of the finest I own. I cant wait to see what he has next year!