11.6" Polished Petrified Wood Slab - Texas

This is a 11.6" wide slab of petrified wood from Texas that has been polished to a mirror like finish on one side. It has wonderful dark, reddish brown colorations. This piece is part of a large petrified wood collection I recently purchased with most of the specimens collected many decades ago. Unfortunately, there was no more specific locality information provided on this piece other than Texas.

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.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Texas
SIZE
11.6x7.7", 1/2" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#43548
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