4.6" Polished Petrified Wood Slab - Blue Forest, Wyoming

This is a 4.6" wide, polished slab of petrified wood from the famous "Blue Forest" in Eden Valley, Wyoming. It shows amazing grain detail and agate inclusions. This colorful section of petrified wood has been highly polished on one side by one of the top polishers out there.

It was formed when trees died and fell into a swamp where they were rapidly covered by algae. This formed casts that preserved the original bark surfaces and kept the trees from decaying. Eventually the algae casts and the spaces between them were filled in by minerals, often in exquisite, crystalline form. A paper on the formation of this petrified wood can be found at the link below.

Mineralogy of Eocene Fossil Wood from the "Blue Forest" Locality, Southwestern Wyoming, United States


DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Eden Valley, Wyoming
FORMATION
Blue Forest Formation
SIZE
4.6 x 3", .3" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#166426
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