4.8" Colorful, Polished Petrified Wood Egg - Madagascar

This is a colorful, 4.8" tall polished egg of petrified wood from Ambilobe, Madagascar. The petrified wood comes from the Araucaria tree, a type of extinct conifer. The petrified wood if early Triassic period, approximately 220 million years old, close to the time the first dinosaurs appeared on the planet.

It 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.
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$85 $63
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucaria (Conifer)
LOCATION
Ambilobe, Madagascar
SIZE
4.8 x 3.3"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#172529
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