6.2" Petrified Wood Slab - Sweethome, Oregon

 
This is a nice, 6.2" wide, petrified wood round from the Tehama Formation near Sweet Home, Oregon. It's part of a large collection of petrified wood I recently purchased from an old collection that includes some exceptionally nice specimens from a huge variety of locations.

There are several stabalized cracks in the slab. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
FOR SALE
$75
DETAILS
SPECIES
Unknown
LOCATION
Sweethome, Oregon
FORMATION
Tehama Formation
SIZE
6.2x6.1", 3/8" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#25857
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