14.3" Wide Polished Petrified Wood Bowl - 37 lbs

 
This is a large, colorful, polished bowl of petrified Araucaria (extinct Conifer) wood from Ambilobe, Madagascar. The bowl measures 14.3" long, 11.6" wide, 4.3" tall and is 3" deep, weighing 37 lbs. The petrified wood is has a rich color pattern of browns, reds, oranges and yellows. It is from the early Triassic period, approximately 220 million years old, close to the time the first dinosaurs appeared on the planet. Very beautiful.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araucaria (Conifer)
LOCATION
Ambilobe, Madagascar
SIZE
14.3" long, 11.6" wide, 4.3" tall, 3" deep, 37 lbs
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#50946
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