6.4" Petrified Wood (Sequoia) Bookends - Oregon

This is a set petrified wood (Sequoiadendron) from McDermitt, OR. They are 6.4" and 6.3" tall respectively. They are polished on one face to show the striking features of the preserved grain and they are felt lined on two sides to protect surfaces they come in contact with.

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.
Sequoiadendron sp.
McDermitt, Oregon
6.4" tall, 5.3" wide
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