7.5" Polished Petrified Hardwood Round - Texas

This is a beautiful, 7.5" wide slab of petrified hardwood from Webb County, Texas. This specimen is polished to a glossy finish one side.

Comes with a 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
$85
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unidentified Hardwood
LOCATION
Webb County, Texas
SIZE
7.5 x 6.1", .35" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#163670
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