7.15" Tall, Petrified Wood (Conifer) Bookends - Montana

This is a gorgeous pair of large bookends made from petrified wood (Conifer) that was collected in Montana. The bookends have been polished on the outer face and the edges are felt lined. Exceptional polishing work on this pair.

Each bookend slightly varies in size. One bookend is 7.15" tall, 4.1" wide while the other is 7.1" tall, 6.4" wide.

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.

Southern, Montana
7.15" tall, 6.2" wide, 1.7" thick
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