5.1" Petrified Wood (Sycamore) Slab - Parker, Colorado

This is a colorful, 5.1" wide slab of petrified wood from a Sycamore tree, collected in Parker, Colorado. The red, orange and browns are accented by areas of blue-white agate. This specimen has been polished to a glossy finish across one face to highlight the detail.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

A paper on petrified wood from this area is linked below.

Late Paleocene woods from Cherokee Ranch, Colorado, U.S.A.

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
$99 $89
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sycamore
LOCATION
Parker, Colorado
FORMATION
Dawson Arkose Formation
SIZE
5.1 x 4.9", .3" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#227660
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