Petrified Wood Slice, Madagascar

$ 235.00

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Petrified Wood

Mahajanga Province, Madagascar 

30 x 25 x 1.5 cm

92-120 million years old 

Colors of dark and light brown partnered with beautiful white, almost spider web like veins of agate. Petrified wood forms when minerals leach into the chemical makeup of the wood and replace the original structure, creating a hard preserved object. This particular piece of wood has been sliced and polished on both sides. The piece includes a sturdy high quality acrylic stand for display purposes  



Permineralization is the process when minerals are leached into the chemical makeup of an organism and replace the original structures to create a hard, preservable object with the visible internal structures. These minerals are leached into the buried object from the groundwater, lakes and oceans. When this occurs in buried and undecomposed wood, it creates Petrified Wood

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