3.5" Polished Petrified Wood Round - Washington

This is a gorgeous, 3.5" wide round of petrified wood which has been highly polished to a glossy finish on one side. It was collected from Washington and features wonderful preservation of the wood grain detail. A portion of this specimen has a fascinating waterline-agate formation within a pocket, giving you an idea of the physical orientation of the wood during agate deposition.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Washington
SIZE
3.5 x 2.7", .5" thick
ITEM
#184923
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