6.6" Polished Petrified Teredo (Shipworm Bored) Wood Slab - Texas

This is a polished slab of fossil Teredo Wood collected from Kerr County, Texas. Teredo petrified wood is unique because of the "worming" of the original wood by the prehistoric teredo - a worm-shaped marine mollusk related to modern clams, mussels, and oysters. This petrified is from an extinct Juniper. The teredo burrows have been lined with druzy quartz, giving the petrified wood an extra appealing look.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

There is a repaired crack through this specimen.

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.
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$245 $220
DETAILS
SPECIES
Juniper
LOCATION
Kerr County, Texas
SIZE
6.6 x 5.6", .6" thick
ITEM
#265641
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