5.8" Fossil Teredo (Shipworm Bored) Wood Section - Texas

This is a polished section of fossil Teredo Wood collected from Texas. Teredo petrified wood is unique because of the "worming" of the original wood by the prehistoric teredo - a worm-shaped, marine mollusk related to modern clams, mussels, and oysters. This petrified wood comes out of Texas and is likely from an extinct Juniper. The teredo burrows have been lined with druzy quartz, giving the petrified wood an extra appealing look.

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.
Kerrville, Texas
5.8 x 5.3", up to .8" thick
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