Petrified Wood


A slice of petrified wood displaying the natural ring marks. The slice has been polished to reveal vibrant and natural hues of brown, orange and red. The specimen is angled, so at its highest height measures 8.7cm.



Date: 250m to 200m years old
Period: Triassic Period
Provenance: From a Surrey gentleman's collection (DG), purchased on the London Art Market from an ADA member, formed 1990's onward.
Condition: Excellent Condition

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Petrification is the process which sees fossils form from organic matter, and this occurs as the object’s pore spaces are filled with minerals. These minerals are most often different forms of silica: like opal, quartz and chalcedony. Unlike other plant fossils – which are usually impressions or compressions – petrified wood is a three dimensional representation of organic matter.

Weight 5150 g
Dimensions L 22.5 x W 18 cm
Reference: For a similar item see: Sotheby's, History of Science and Technology, Including Fossils, Minerals and Meteorites, 17 December 2019, New York, Lot 94

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