Petrified Wood Sphere, Madagascar - 4.5 inches
This beautiful petrified wood sphere is from Madagascar. The vibrant, natural colours are spectacular! A great gift.
It comes from a large fossilized coniferous tree of the genus Araucaria. This fascinating tree exists to this day and is known as the "monkey puzzle tree", so-named because of its jagged bark that would challenge a climbing monkey. It dates to the Triassic Period - 252 to 201 million years ago.
Measures 4.5 inches in diameter.
Weighs 4 lb 15 oz. / 2250 grams.
Rotating walnut stand included.
Petrified wood is mineralized at the cellular level. The stunning red coloration is brought about by iron oxides. Learn more about the fascinating process of petrification here.