28.5" Arizona Rainbow Petrified Wood Table With Wood Base

 
 
 
 
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Due to import restrictions within some countries on wood products, we may not be able to ship the wooden base for this table to all International destinations. Please inquire with us prior to purchase if you intend for this item to be shipped outside of the US.


This is a beautiful, rainbow colored, Arizona petrified wood table. It it made out of a vibrantly colored, 28.5 x 21.7" petrified wood round which has been cut and polished to a mirror like finish on one side. It has displays brilliant hues of reds, oranges, yellows and purples. The petrified wood is Triassic in age or approximately 225 million years old and was collected from a ranch near Holdbrook, Arizona.

The table stands 24.8" tall on it's custom made wood base.

The vibrant coloration is due to the contaminating minerals in the silica which replaced the original wood structure. For example pinks and reds are due to hematite, a form of oxidized iron. This is similar petrified would which is found in the Petrified Forest National Park. The petrified forest encompasses nearly 100k acres and this wood comes from land outside of the park.

The petrified wood from the extinct conifer Araucarioxylon arizonicum which happens to be the state fossil of Arizona. The petrified wood of this tree is frequently referred to as "Rainbow wood" because of the large variety of colors some specimens exhibit. The red and yellow are produced by large particulate forms of iron oxide, the yellow being limonite and the red being hematite. The purple hue comes from extremely fine spherules of hematite distributed throughout the quartz matrix.

Araucarioxylon arizonicum is estimated to have grown more than 150 feet high and dominated the tropical forests in what is now Arizona nearly 225 million years ago.


Araucarioxylon arizonicum is estimated to have grown more than 150 feet high and dominated the tropical forests in what is now Arizona nearly 225 million years ago.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucarioxylon arizonicum
LOCATION
Holbrook, Arizona
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
Wood Round 28.5 x 21.7", 24.8" tall on wood base
ITEM
#94517
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