14.7" Colorful Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon) Round - Utah

This is a vibrantly colored, 14.7" wide round of petrified wood (Araucarioxylon) from the Chinle Formation in Utah. It comes out of a petrified wood collection we purchased many pieces from the exact location wasn't given, but passed on the color/patterns we believe it's likely from Egg Canyon/Circle Cliffs. One side is nicely polished and it comes with a display stand.

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. 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucarioxylon
LOCATION
Egg Canyon, Circle Cliffs, Garfield County, Utah
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
Utah, Circle Cliffs?
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#143833
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