6" Polished Petrified Candlewood Slab - Indonesia

This is a 6" wide slab of petrified candlewood from Indonesia which has been polished on one side to reveal the exquisite inner wood detail. About half of this slab has been replaced by agate and pyrite inclusions can be found within many of the wood grain structures. This is a truly gorgeous petrified wood specimen.

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. 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.
6 x 5.3", .4" thick
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