5.8" Section of Fossilized "Peanut Wood" - Australia

 
 
This is a 5.8" tall, polished section of petrified wood from Australia, known as "Peanut Wood". It gets it's name due to the fact, it is actually petrified driftwood that is full of boreholes from clam larvae 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.

This base of this specimen has been cut flat to allow for aesthetic presentation.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Aruacaria sp.
LOCATION
Gascoyne, Western Australia
SIZE
5.8x3.9", .4" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#65361
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