5.1" Polished Petrified Palmwood Slab - Live Oak County, Texas

This is a colorful, 5.1" wide slab of petrified palmwood from Live Oak County, Texas. It has been cut into a slab and polished to a glossy-finish on one side.

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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DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Palm
LOCATION
Live Oak County, Texas
FORMATION
Fleming Formation
SIZE
5.1 x 3", .3" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#236527
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