8.6" Red/Black Petrified Wood Round From Madagascar - Top Quality

This is a top quality, 8.6" round of red and black petrified wood (Araucaria) from Ambilobe, Madagascar. The coloration is a bit unusual for the area and this was polished by a by one of the best polishers in the US so that quality is fantastic.

This specimen includes 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.

Araucaria sp.
Ambilobe, Madagascar
Isalo II Formation
8.6 x 7.7 x .35"
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