4.3" Polished Petrified Wood Round - McDermitt, Oregon

This is a 4.3" wide round of petrified cherry (Prunus) wood from McDermitt, Oregon. It displays detailed ring preservation. One side has been polished to a glossy finish.

This specimen comes from the world's premier petrified forest, spanning over 100 square miles on the Oregon-Nevada border. This fossil comes with an acrylic 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
$49
DETAILS
SPECIES
Prunus sp. (Cherry)
LOCATION
McDermitt, Oregon
FORMATION
Trout Creek Formation
SIZE
4.3 x 3.55", .35" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#282962
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