8.1" Petrified Wood (Woodworthia) Round - Arizona

This is a 8.1" wide, polished round 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. It has been polished to a glossy finish on one side, backed with fiberglass for stability and 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. In this process, all of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure, such as tree rings, is retained. For this to happen, the wood needs to be buried in an environment low in oxygen to prevent decomposition and with flowing, mineral-laden water, so minerals may replace structures. The coloration is caused by various minerals that present in that water during fossilization. For example, red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, and so on.

FOR SALE
$75 $67
DETAILS
SPECIES
Woodworthia (Primitive Conifer)
LOCATION
Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation, Painted Desert Member
SIZE
8.1 x 6.7", .45" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#244784
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