10.3" Petrified Wood Bookends - Oregon

This is a pair of bookends made petrified wood collected in Oregon. The dark wood hues and growth lines are beautiful to look at. The polishing has been done locally by an expert polisher giving them a much better shine with no dull spots. The sides have been felt lined.

The pair weighs approximately 19.3 lbs and varies in size depending on the bookend. One bookend is 10.3" tall, 7.8" wide and 1.8" thick, while the other is 10.2' tall, 7.8" wide and 1.7" thick.

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.
McDermitt, Oregon
10.3 x 7.8 x 1.8"
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