7.6" Triassic Petrified Wood (Conifer) Round - Utah

This is a beautiful 7.6" wide round of petrified wood (Conifer) from the Triassic Chinle Formation of Utah. This slab is polished on one side to highlight the grain detail and inclusions.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Conifer
LOCATION
Circle Cliffs, Garfield County, Utah
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
7.6 x 6.7", .3" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#184762
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