11.4" Top Quality Petrified Wood Slab - Vantage, Washington

This is a gorgeous 11.4", slab of petrified wood collected near Vantage Washington. It is polished one one side to a mirror like finish which allows for the beautiful, inner wood detail to be displayed. This an exceptionally nice piece, from a locality no longer producting material and the polishing work is second to none.

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.
FOR SALE
$535
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified
LOCATION
Near Vantage, Washington
FORMATION
Wanapum Basalt Formation
SIZE
11.4 x 9.1 x .5" thick
ITEM
#114462
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