10.7" 4.3LB Red-Tan-White AGATE PETRIFIED WOOD Polished Slice Madagascr for sale

Product Code: EB0120PWOOD5
Availability: In Stock
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Location Antsirabe Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size 10.7" x 8.5" x 0.6"
Suggested Stand X-Large 8" Easel Stand

When petrified wood is sliced and polished, the results can be highly dramatic.  This is a great example of this natural beauty. Petrified wood is a fossil that forms when trees are buried in sediment, protecting them from decay. Groundwater that is rich in dissolved silica or other minerals saturates the tree, and the minerals replace the original bark and wood. This piece exhibits minute details of the bark, wood and cellular structures. The color is exceptional as well, with rich reds, reddish browns, whites, and tans. There are even some small openings that are lined with sparkling quartz crystals to give the piece added flair.