7" Slab of Fossilized "Peanut Wood" - Australia

This is a 7" wide slab of petrified wood from Australia known as "Peanut Wood". It gets its name due to the fact that it is petrified driftwood, full of boreholes from clam larvae in the genus Teredo, commonly known as shipworms. These boreholes were filled in by a white mineral during the fossilization process, giving this petrified wood its unique appearance. The wood itself is Aruacaria, a type of conifer, and is Cretaceous in age.

This specimen includes an acrylic display stand.
FOR SALE
$99
DETAILS
SPECIES
Aruacaria sp.
LOCATION
Gascoyne, Western Australia
SIZE
7 x 5.6", .4" thick
ITEM
#65636
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