4.6" Polished Yellow Cat, Agate Replaced Petrified Wood Slab - Utah

The Jurassic age, "Yellow Cat" petrified wood of Eastern Utah is some of the most beautiful and sought after petrified wood out there. It's found in the Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation, the same formation known for producing fossils of well known dinosaurs such as Allosaurus and Diplodocus. The Yellow Cat petrified wood is known for it's intense red, orange and yellow colorations which are the result of the presence of iron and other metals.

It 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.
Red Wood
Yellow Cat Flats, Utah
Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation
4.6 x 4.2", .4" thick
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