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. 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.