7.3" Petrified Wood (Cherry) Round - McDermitt, Oregon

Here is a beautiful, 7.3" wide slab of petrified cherry wood from the world famous deposits near McDermitt, Oregon. This is some of the prettiest petrified wood out there and this specimen is no exception. It displays fabulous rich wood tones, tree rings and inner agate filled cavities. One side of the specimen has been polished to a mirror like finish.

This specimen comes from you on the premier petrified forests in the world spanning over 100 square miles on the Oregon/Nevada border. These fossils come with an acrylic display stand to help show of this magnificent specimen.

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.
Airport Dig Site, McDermitt, Oregon
Trout Creek Formation
7.3x6.4", 3/8" thick
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