5.7" Polished Petrified Wood Slab - Nevada

This is a beautiful 5.7" wide petrified wood slab from the Oligocene age Toe Jam Creek Formation of Elko County, Nevada. This slab is polished on one side to highlight the grain detail and inclusions. There is a chalcedony encrusted pocket in the polished face of this specimen.

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. 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Elko County, Nevada
FORMATION
Toe Jam Creek Formation
SIZE
5.7 x 3", .4" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#166490
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