17.6" Triassic Petrified Wood (Araucaria) Round - Madagascar

This is a large, 17.6" wide, polished round of colorful petrified Araucaria (Conifer) wood from Ambilobe, Madagascar. This 220 million year old petrified wood has been sliced and polished on both sides allowing the stunning inner wood detail and fantastic coloration to easily be seen.

There are a few areas were gaps in the petrified wood have been filled to stabilize it prior to polishing and this has been reflected in the price. It 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
$185
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucaria (Conifer)
LOCATION
Ambilobe, Madagascar
SIZE
17.6 x 12", .8" thick, 12 lbs
ITEM
#81358
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