10.1" Polished Petrified Wood (Sycamore) Round - Sweet Home, Oregon

This is a beautiful, 10.1" wide petrified Sycamore (Platanus sp.) wood round that has been cut flat on both sides and polished to a glossy finish on one. The petrified wood was collected from the Oligocene age Tehama Formation near Sweet Home, Oregon.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. All of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure such as tree rings in retained. For this to happen the wood needs to be buried in an environment both low in oxygen (preventing decomposition) and with flowing, mineral-laden water. The coloration is due to the various minerals that are present during fossilization. For example red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, etc.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Platanus sp.
LOCATION
Sweet Home, Oregon
FORMATION
Tehama Formation
SIZE
10.1 x 8", .6" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#183504
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