14" Cretaceous Petrified Wood (Conifer) Round - Western Australia

This is a really rare round of petrified wood from Western Australia. It comes out of an extensive petrified wood collection we recently purchased a portion of. This 14" wide round of Lower Cretaceous conifer has beautiful detail and an excellent polish.

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.
Jacobs Gully, Mooka Station, Western Australia
Windalia Radiolarite Formation
14 x 9.2", .55" Thick
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