6.6" Petrified Wood (Agathoxylon) Slab - Brazil

This is an exceptional, 6.6" wide slab of Lower Permian age araucarian fossil wood of the genus Agathoxylon (Dadoxylon). The inner wood detail is very fascinating and displays a mixture of colors. It has been nicely polished on both sides to display the very interesting fossilized wood detail. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Agathoxylon (Dadoxylon) sp.
LOCATION
Filadélfia County, Tocantins, Brazil
FORMATION
Motuca Formation
SIZE
6.6 x 4.9", .28" thick
ITEM
#175074
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