7.8" Petrified Black Ash (Fraxinus) Round - McDermitt, Oregon

This is a beautiful 7.8" wide slab of petrified Black Ash (Fraxinus) from world famous deposits near McDermitt, Oregon. This specimen comes to you from one of the premier petrified forests in the world, spanning over 100 square miles on the Oregon/Nevada border. The quality of the polish on this piece is second to none with none of the scuff marks or dull spots seen in lower quality material.

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.
FOR SALE
$65
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fraxinus nigra
LOCATION
McDermitt, Oregon
FORMATION
Trout Creek Formation
SIZE
7.8 x 5.3", .5" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#166467
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