18.5" Colorful, Petrified Wood (Araucaria) Round - Madagascar

This is a colorful, 18.5" slab of petrified wood (Araucaria sp.) from Ambilobe, Madagascar. Araucaria is a coniferous tree in the family that includes the modern Monkey Puzzle tree. 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.

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. In this process, all of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure, such as tree rings, is retained. For this to happen, the wood needs to be buried in an environment low in oxygen to prevent decomposition and with flowing, mineral-laden water, so minerals may replace structures. The coloration is caused by various minerals that present in that water during fossilization. For example, red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, and so on.

FOR SALE
$315 $267
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucaria sp.
LOCATION
Ambilobe, Madagascar
FORMATION
Isalo II Formation
SIZE
18.5 x 14.2", .8" thick
ITEM
#274694
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