Wood begins a petrification process once it is buried in sediments. Overtime, the mineral rich water from the soil will replace the organic cells of the wood with inorganic elements like carbon (black), cobalt (green/blue), chromium (green/blue), copper, (green/blue), iron oxides (red/brown/yellow), manganese (pink), manganese oxides (black) and silica ( white/grey/blueish white) to name a few. Some specimens once completely turned into stone keep the same look as modern wood. Only when cut and polished can we see the intricate work of nature.
Araucaria is the name of a conifer species that co-existed with dinosaurs and other creatures of the Mesozoic era, about 200 million years ago, and is a predecessor or the modern Norfolk Pines trees.This Araucaria tree fossil was legally collected in the well-known Petrified Forest in Arizona. This type of petrified wood is easily recognizable by its beautiful bright colors like red, pink and yellow.
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- Dimensions: 80 mm x 75 mm x 22 mm.
- Felt added to bottom part for protection of all surfaces.
- Genuine fossil.
- This item includes an information card about the fossil.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.