15.3" Polished Petrified Wood (Buckey) Round - Nevada

This is a 15.3" wide round of petrified wood (Buckeye) from Elko County, Nevada. It comes out of an extensive petrified wood collection we recently purchased a portion of and is an exceptional piece. It's quite an unusual piece with exceptionally nice polishing.

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.

FOR SALE
$395
DETAILS
SPECIES
Buckeye
LOCATION
Goose Creek, Elko County, Nevada
SIZE
15.3 x 10.5", 1.05" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#144663
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