24 x 24" Petrified Wood Table With Powder Coated Base

This is a beautiful end table made from slices of brilliantly colored, 220 million year old petrified wood. The petrified wood is from the Early Triassic and collected near Ambilobe, Madagascar, mostly of the genus Araucaria (a type of conifer). Polished slices of this gorgeous fossil wood have been mounted in a resin to create a durable, 1 1/4 thick table top. Comes with a black, powder coated, steal base.

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.
Araucaria (Conifer)
Ambilobe, Madagascar
24 x 24", 21.5" tall, weighs about 40 lbs
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