26.7" Arizona Petrified Wood Table With Wood Base

This is a beautiful, 225 million year old, polished Arizona petrified wood table. It it made out of a 26.7 x 20" petrified wood round which has been cut and polished to a mirror like finish on one side. The table stands 26" tall on it's custom made wood base.

A note to International customers. Due to import restrictions on wood products, we might not be able to ship the wooden base for this table to all countries. Please inquire with us prior to purchase if you intend for this item to be shipped outside of the US.

The vibrant coloration is due to the contaminating minerals in the silica which replaced the original wood structure. For example pinks and reds are due to hematite, a form of oxidized iron. This is similar to petrified wood which is found in the Petrified Forest National Park. The petrified forest encompasses nearly 100k acres and this wood comes from land outside of the park.

The petrified wood from the extinct conifer Araucarioxylon arizonicum which happens to be the state fossil of Arizona. The petrified wood of this tree is frequently referred to as "Rainbow wood" because of the large variety of colors some specimens exhibit. The reds and oranges come from hematite inclusions within the silica, the yellows from limonite and the purples from magnesium based minerals.

Araucarioxylon arizonicum is estimated to have grown more than 150 feet high and dominated the tropical forests in what is now Arizona nearly 225 million years ago.


Araucarioxylon arizonicum is estimated to have grown more than 150 feet high and dominated the tropical forests in what is now Arizona nearly 225 million years ago.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucarioxylon arizonicum
LOCATION
Holbrook, Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
Wood Round 26.7 x 20", 26" tall on wood base
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#94518
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