3.2" Polished Petrified Fern (Cyathodendron) End Cut - Texas

This is a beautiful, 3.2" long end-cut of petrified Fern (Cyathodendron texanum) from the Eocene age Yegua Formation of Starr County, Texas. It has been polished to a glossy finish on one end and displays wonderful preservation of the grain detail.

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
$59
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cyathodendron texanum
AGE
LOCATION
Starr County, Texas
FORMATION
Yegua Formation
SIZE
3.2 x 2.7", up to 1.4" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#166447
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