6.2" Polished Petrified Wood Slab - Sweet Home, Oregon

This is a beautiful, 6.2" wide petrified dicot wood slab from the Little Butte Volcanic Formation near Sweet Home, Oregon. It comes from an old collection that contains a variety of petrified wood slabs from this location.

It 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. 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
$45 $40
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Dicot (Hardwood)
LOCATION
Sweet Home, Linn County, Oregon
FORMATION
Little Butte Volcanic Formation
SIZE
6.2 x 5.2", .45" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#289042
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