8.4" Petrified Wood (Sycamore) Round - Sweethome, Oregon

This is an absolutely gorgeous round of petrified Sycamore wood collected from the Tehama Formation near Sweethome, Oregon. It has been cut into a slab and polished to a glossy finish on one side to display great inner wood structure.

Comes with an acrylic display stand. There is a repaired crack through the middle of this specimen.

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
$195 $175
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sycamore
LOCATION
Near Sweethome, Oregon
FORMATION
Tehama Formation
SIZE
8.4 x 5.2", .55" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#283750
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