11" Polished Petrified Wood (Willow) Slab - Panama

This is an 11" wide, polished slab of Miocene age petrified wood (willow) collected from Panama, South America. It comes out of a petrified wood collection containing wood from rare localities such as this. The flawless polishing allows for the beautiful wood detail to easily be seen. This slab doesn't maintain a uniform thickness, with the thinnest side being .15" and the thickest side measuring .6" thick.

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.

Panama, South America
11 x 8.6", up to .6" thick
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