10" Green Petrified Wood Round - Hampton Butte, Oregon

This is a 10" wide, jasper replaced petrified wood slab from Hampton Butte, Oregon. Some of the tree ring detail can be seen towards the center of the piece while the outer edges are green in color.

One side of the round has been polished to a glossy finish. There is one repaired crack along the edge. It 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.

FOR SALE
$145
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
AGE
LOCATION
Hampton Butte, Oregon
FORMATION
Clarno Formation
SIZE
10 x 8.1", .7" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#235684
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