Polished Petrified Wood With Bark, Madagascar - 15.7 inches
This is a gorgeous slice of polished petrified wood from Madagascar. Its size, coloration, quality of polishing, and inclusion of bark make it a very special piece - Natural, decorative art at its finest!
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.
Details: Measures 15.7 x 13.8 x 0.8 inches / 40 x 35 x 2 cm. Weighs 10.8 lbs / 4.9 kg. Polished on both Sides.
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.