Petrified Wood Slab 39"
Petrified Wood slab with bentonite edge. The petrified wood slab is from the Triassic Period,180 to 225 million years ago when this tree lived. The downed tree settled in mud that cut off life supporting oxygen to bacteria that would subsequently decay the soft tissues of the tree. Over many periods of time, mineral rich solutions entered the fallen tree leaving behind deposits that then mineralized the tree tissues into what it is today.
Then it was perfected by being polished into a glassy finish. The bentonite edge is remarkable in that it is a very hard material to cut through. Enjoy the excitement of discovery each time you look into the past millions of years that are represented by rings of deposits in reds, golden tones to mauve, to the delicate white calcite crystals. Ground shipping is included . White Glove is an extra charge. For more info Please contact our Santa Fe Gallery (505) 984-1682 and mention that you saw it on the website!
Size : 39" x 30" x 1.5" thick Weight : 130 Lbs.
Location: Santa Fe