11.7" Wide, Triassic Age, Petrified Wood Stand-Up - Arizona

This is a gorgeous, polished stand-up of Triassic-aged, Arizona petrified wood. Unlike many of the other multi-color varieties of petrified wood from Arizona, this unspecified species has a rich depth of browns with white and red streaking and a few quartz seams. One side of this piece was cut flat and polished to a glossy finish. The bottom has been cut flat to display unassisted. Exceptional polishing work on this one.

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
$215
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Wood
LOCATION
Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
11.7 x 11.5 x 2.1"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#222164
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