18" Petrified Wood (Tropical Hardwood) Round - Indonesia

This is a beautiful 20 million year old petrified tropical hardwood, thick-cut round from Indonesia. The wood round measures 18 inches wide and you can clearly see the tree rings and inner structure of the wood. It has been polished on one side to a glossy finish.

At 2" thick, this round is thick enough that it would be perfect for an end table. It is accompanied by a metal 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.
Tropical Hardwood
Genteng Formation
18 x 15.5", 2.0" thick
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