Tumbled Petrified Palm Root From Indonesia

 
These are pieces of tumbled, petrified palm root from West Java, Indonesia. The vascular nature of root means that traditional tree rings are replaced by pores and channels in the petrified wood. This petrified palm is likely Miocene in age.

The pieces average about 1" across but maybe slightly larger or smaller. The pictures are representative of what they look like, but being a natural stone they vary in exact color, patterning, shape and size.

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.
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DETAILS
TYPE
Petrified Palm Root
AGE
Miocene
COLLECTED
Garut, West Java, Indonesia
SIZE
.8 to 1.3" wide