Spectacular, 17.5" Petrified "Peanut Wood" Round - Australia

This is a spectacular, 17.5" wide, polished round of petrified wood (Conifer) from Australia known is "Peanut Wood". It is actually petrified driftwood that is full of boreholes from clam larvae of the genus Teredo commonly know as shipworms. These boreholes were filled in by a white mineral during the fossilization process, giving this petrified wood it's unique appearance. The wood itself is from Aruacaria, a type of conifer and is Cretaceous in age.

You typically see much smaller sections/slabs of this petrified wood and larger rounds are quite rare. This is probably the nicest piece that we've ever encountered.

Comes with a display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Aruacaria
LOCATION
Jacobs Gully, Mooka Station, Western Australia
FORMATION
Windalia Radiolarite Formation
SIZE
17.5 x 11.1", .75" thick
ITEM
#144659
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