8.4" Hubbard Basin Petrified Wood Round With Crystal Pocket!

This is a beautiful, 8.4" wide round of colorful petrified wood from the Hubbard Basin in Nevada. It has a lot of unique patterning as well as a crystal lined cavity in the wood. Polished to a mirror like finish on one side. There is one stabalized crack near the edge.

It 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Spruce?
LOCATION
Hubbard Basin, Nevada
FORMATION
Jarbridge Ryolite Formation
SIZE
8.4 x 7.1", .6" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#143974
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