Colorful, 4" Polished Petrified Wood Section - Texas

This is a colorful, 4" wide section of petrified wood that was collected from a private ranch in Texas. The mottled mixture of reds, purples and oranges are reminiscent of Arizona specimens and the wood grain preservation is stunning. This petrified wood specimen is a part of an old collection stock that we were lucky enough to acquire a small amount of.

It has been polished to a glossy finish on one end.

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.

Private Ranch, Texas
4 x 2.95 x 2.8"
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