7.5" Petrified Wood (Woodworthia) Slab - Arizona

This is a beautiful 7.5" wide slab of petrified wood (Woodworthia) from the Chinle Formation of Arizona. Woodworthia is one of the more uncommon types of petrified wood within the petrified forests of Arizona, and the polishing work on this piece is fabulous.

An acrylic display stand will accompany your purchase.

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.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Woodworthia (Primitive Conifer)
LOCATION
Winslow, Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation, Painted Desert Member
SIZE
7.5 x 5", .6" thick
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#186786
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