5.4" Triassic Petrified Wood (Conifer) End Cut - Utah

This is a beautiful 5.4" wide petrified wood (Conifer) end cut from the Triassic Chinle Formation of Utah. This section is polished on one side to highlight the grain detail and inclusions.

There is some chipping along the polished face of this specimen. Comes with an acrylic 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Conifer
LOCATION
Henry Mountains, Utah
FORMATION
Chinle Formation
SIZE
5.4 x 3.9", up to .6" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#166417
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