7" Tall, Petrified Elm Wood Stand-Up - Hoodoo Creek, Oregon

This is a brilliant, 7" tall, polished petrified elm wood specimen from Hoodoo Creek near La Grande, Oregon. It's Miocene in age and has hues of oranges, yellows, and reds. One face has been cut at an angle and polished to a glossy finish. 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 polish work.

The base has been cut flat for aesthetic presentation without the need for a 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.

Hoodoo Creek, La Grande, Oregon
7 x 6.3 x 2.65"
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