8.1" Polished Petrified Wood (Oak) Round - Texas

This is a 8.1" wide round of petrified wood (Oak) from the Pleistocene age Beaumont Formation of Montgomery, Texas. It has been polished to a glossy finish on one side and has a repaired crack that runs through the middle of it.

Comes with 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Oak
LOCATION
Montgomery County, Texas
FORMATION
Beaumont Formation
SIZE
8.1 x 6.3", .53" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#163651
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