7.15" Tall, Petrified Wood (Conifer) Bookends - Montana

 
This is a gorgeous pair of large bookends made from petrified wood (Conifer) that was collected in Montana. The bookends have been polished on the outer face and the edges are felt lined. Exceptional polishing work on this pair.

Each bookend slightly varies in size. One bookend is 7.15" tall, 4.1" wide while the other is 7.1" tall, 6.4" wide.

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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Conifer
LOCATION
Southern, Montana
SIZE
7.15" tall, 6.2" wide, 1.7" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#166116
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.