6" Petrified Wood (Tropical Hardwood) Bookends - Indonesia

This is a pair of bookends made from 20 million year old petrified wood (Tropical Hardwood) imported from Indonesia. Save the rough outer edges, each side has been polished to a smooth, glossy finish. The larger bookend measures 6.0 x 4.4 x 1.95", while the other measures 5.85 x 4.7 x 2.0".

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
$49 $42
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tropical Hardwood
LOCATION
Indonesia
FORMATION
Genteng Formation
SIZE
Larger Half: 6.0 x 4.4 x 1.95", Weight: 6.5 lbs
CATEGORY
ITEM
#275603
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