You can practically count the tree rings on this gorgeous petrified wood specimen from Indonesia. This piece can double as a display piece or a dish / shallow bowl. The petrified wood has been cut and polished on the top to form a shallow dish. The sides have been left in the raw and natural state, allowing you to feel the undulations in the petrified tree bark.
Petrified wood forms when a tree falls and is rapidly buried by sediment such as volcanic ash or river sediments. This creates a reduced oxygen environment (anaerobic) which halts the usual decay process. Minerals carried through the flow of water and absorbed into the tree slowly began to replace the organic material and crystallize. Over hundreds and thousands of years this crystallization took place hardening into stone. This petrified wood fossil is dated at approximately 20 million years old.
Approx. 8.25" L x 5.75" W x 2" H
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