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Mineral Specimen #6888    Green Petrified Wood

Petrified Forest near Holbrock, Navajo Co., Arizona likely Upper Chinle Formation of Macklepring Wash

9.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
3.8 x 1.9 x 1.3 in

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Ex. Edward Coleman purchased in 1997 from Jim Gray of the Holbrook Rock Shop.


This specimen exhibits a very rare green color for Arizona petrified wood. The color is likely caused by Vanadium (but there are some claims as the color being caused by Chromium). There was apparently only one small find of this material said to be from the Upper Chinle Formation of Macklepring Wash in a remote area on reservation land outside of the national park. The species is likely Woodworthia arizonica.

Condition: Composed of massive material.

Flaws: Essentially massive material.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Arizona | Quartz | Pseudomorphs | Minerals Priced Between 300 and 499 Dollars