6.2" Triassic Petrified Wood (Conifer) Round - India

This is an unusual, 6.2" wide polished round of Triassic aged petrified wood (Conifer) from India. It comes out of an extensive petrified wood collection we recently purchased a portion of. This petrified wood is now illegal to export from India.

Comes with a 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.
Chandrapur Area, Maharashtra State, India
6.2 x 5.7", .4" thick,
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