Very Pretty yellowish red Arizona Petrified wood 10 inches by 8 inches
The petrified wood was formed about 225-250 million years ago. This tree was once a living tree that was turned to stone that was buried in mud, sand or volcanic ash millions of years ago. The water was seeping into the mud and sand into the logs. There it filled the empty cells of the decaying wood with the mineral material until the whole structure became solid stone.
The water provided the silica for petrification
of the wood also contained other minerals which were added to the
petrifying process. Iron, is found in wood, which then produced various
colors such as: red, yellow and brown. Copper was found during the
petrification process causing the blue, and green colors. Manganese and
carbon added the black.
This round section is highly polished. We take great pride in our work. We do our own cutting and polishing.
Measurements: 10 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 3/8