The tule is a polished, agatized fossil, which was a gift back in the 60's from family and was reported to be from the Needles area. Another individual reports it could be fossilized giant cattails Typha. The piece weighs 8 plus pounds, and approximate measurements are 13" x 5 1/2" x 3". It has an excellent polish from a Rociprolap. This rare stone, if indeed cattails Typha, would be of Miocene era, & 19 million years old. Should we get confirmation from multiple sources of the proper identification, we'll be sure to post new information. It is interesting to see the rough side of the piece and the polished side with circular patterns, plus. See the rough image link below. Stock 669pol.