5.7" Tall, Petrified Wood Bookends - Washington

 
This is a beautiful pair of bookends made from petrified wood from Washington. They are polished on one face to show detail and are also felt covered on two end faces to protect the surfaces they come in contact with. This petrified wood was a part of an old estate sale in which the location of collection was lost. Based on the rind and color preservation, it's very likely this specimen came from Vantage, Washington, with the possibility of being Saddle Mountain petrified wood.

Each bookend slightly varies in size, with one measuring 5.7" tall, 5" wide and 1.7" thick, while the other is 5.7" tall, 4.7" wide and 1.7" thick.

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
Washington
SIZE
5.7 x 5", 1.7" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#166078
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