11.5" Polished, Petrified Wood Round - Indonesia

This is a 11.5" wide, round of 20 million year old petrified hard wood from the Banten Province of Indonesia. It has been cut and polished on both sides to reveal the exquisite inner wood detail. Due to the number of genre of petrified wood found in the region, specific identification of the type is difficult.

Comes with a display stand.

Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. In this process, all of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure, such as tree rings, is retained. For this to happen, the wood needs to be buried in an environment low in oxygen to prevent decomposition and with flowing, mineral-laden water, so minerals may replace structures. The coloration is caused by various minerals that present in that water during fossilization. For example, red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, and so on.
Banten Province, West Java, Indonesia
Genteng Formation
11.5 x 9.5", .65" thick
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