Oranges, reds and golds in this gorgeous Petrified Wood slab from Indonesia. This incredible piece of Petrified Wood can double as a display piece or a trivet. The front and back have been cut and polished to a glossy finish. The surrounding edges have been left in their natural state, and you can still feel the edges of the original 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 slice is dated at approximately 20 million years old.
Approx. 11" W x 8.5"H x 1" Deep
Need a display stand?
If you would like a stand to display this specimen vertically or horizontally with a slight tilt forward, we recommend Stand C3
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