PETRIFIED WOOD SLICE
A striking Australian Petrified Wood Slice. This is a full slice of the tree featuring well defined tree rings. This slice has been liquid glassed on one side to highlight the colour and make a great display piece for the home. The back of the wood slice remains natural and unpolished. Petrified wood is extremely hard and dense, hence the weight. It is always surprising to pick these us and see how heavy they are. Now you can add to your existing petrified wood or fossils collection with this great Aussie piece. An ancient treasure.
Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia.
22.3cm x 13cm x 1cm, 718g
Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood, and cellular structures. Petrified wood from Chinchilla is prized for it’s excellent quality and beauty.