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PW108 Madagascar Petrified Wood Bowl

PW108 Madagascar Petrified Wood Bowl


Here is a different shaped specimen of petrified wood from Madagascar.  This is a slab cut with a bowl carved into the top.  The petrified wood has a lovely smoothed and polished center leaving the remainder outer rough bark in its natural state.  It has great tan colors accented by gray and some reds and brown. It measures 5 1/2″ x 4 3/8″ x 1 1/2″ tall and weighs nearly 2 lbs. A great functional addition to any collection.

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Petrified Wood is a type of a fossil as it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals while retaining the original structure of the wood.  These minerals are most often Silicates such as Quartz.  Other minerals, Manganese, Iron and Copper, in the water or mud during the petrification process give Petrified Wood a variety of color ranges: black – Carbon; green/blue – Copper; red/brown/yellow – Iron.  Petrified Wood can preserve the original structure of the wood in all its detail all the way down to the microscopic level.  Structures such as tree rings and the various tissues are often observed features.  Although Petrified Wood can be found worldwide, it is rather rare in larger quantities and at times can be difficult to obtain by the average collector.

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Weight2 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 4.375 × 1.5 in

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