We have a rare selection of unique fossils and petrified wood. Authenticity guaranteed.
Very decorative large tree trunk, partly polished. Gorgeous colours and details! This object is the trunk of a petrified tree (fossil wood) from Indonesia.
The bark and shape of the tree are very well preserved. The structure of the bark is still visible after millions of years.
Petrified wood is a stone that can form because trees end up under a thick layer of volcanic ash. The ash contains minerals that dissolve in the groundwater. The wood does not rot and the ground water enters into the tree and the minerals are deposited in the wood cells. Slowly but surely, the minerals take the place of the wood cells. This process happens so slowly that the structure of the wood is preserved perfectly.
Scientific name: Dipterocarpus spec.
Geological Period: NEOGENE-Miocene, Aquitanian (20.44–23.03 million years)
Condition: Good condition
Dimensions: 69×31×15 cm
This object can be send with cargo.
ROOTZ gallery product code: PE1