11.8" Polished Petrified Wood (Oak) Slab - Texas

This is a 11.8" slab of petrified Oak (Quercus) from the Oakville-Fleming Formation, Apple Springs, Texas. This slab is polished on one side and matte finish on the other. It displays an exceptional degree of wood grain, looking more like actual wood than stone.

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
Quercus sp.
LOCATION
Apple Springs, Texas
FORMATION
Oakville-Fleming Formation
SIZE
11.8 x 7.1 x .8" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#104882
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