15" Polished Petrified Sycamore (Platanus) Slab - Oregon

Here is a beautiful, 15" wide, polished slab of petrified sycamore (Platanus sp.) wood from the Eocene-aged Stinking Water Creek deposits of Oregon. It displays fabulous wood grain detail and a variety of wood hues. This specimen has been cut flat on both sides and polished to a glossy finish on one side.

There are repaired cracks through this specimen with some epoxy gap fill. Comes with an acrylic 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
$185
DETAILS
SPECIES
Platanus sp.
AGE
LOCATION
Stinking Water Creek, Oregon
SIZE
15 x 6.1", up to .8" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#219302
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