Stunning, 19.2" Petrified Wood Round - North Ankara, Turkey

This is an absolutely stunning, 19.2" wide round of petrified wood from Northern Ankara, Turkey. It exhibits and amazing amount of detail including well defined tree rings. The large slab has been highly polished to a mirror like finish on one side. It is Miocene in age and while we don't have a definitive ID, it does appear to be Sequoia which is one of the more frequently found types in the area.

This amazing piece comes with a 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.


FOR SALE
$895 $805
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sequoia?
LOCATION
Northern Ankara, Turkey
SIZE
19.2 x 14.5", 1.25" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#225757
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