11.6" Polished Triassic Petrified Wood Slab - Arizona

This is a beautiful 11.6" wide slab of petrified wood (Araucaria?) from the Triassic-aged Chinle Formation of Arizona. This petrified wood is polished on one side to highlight the grain detail and gorgeous red-orange hues.

Comes with an acrylic-metal 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.
FOR SALE
$185
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucaria (Conifer)?
LOCATION
Black Forest Beds, Navajo County, Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
11.6 x 8.9", .65" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#239333
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