Petrified Wood, Madagascar - 4.6"
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This beautiful, polished "freeformed" petrified wood sculpture is from Madagascar. The vibrant, natural colours and elegant organic shape are spectacular! A great gift for the pricepoint.
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 4.6 inches high x 3.2 inches wide x 3.6 inches long / 11.7 cm x 8 cm x 9.2 cm.
Weighs 2.6 lb. / 1072 grams.
Polished all around and has a flat, cut base.
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.