Beautiful sculpture of petrified palm wood. Rare, you don't see them very often. Beautiful colours white, black and brown. The height of the sculpture is 30 cm and it weighs a whopping 13 kilos. The age of this piece is between 20 and 25 million years old.
Petrified (Palm) wood, consists of fossil wood, in which all organic materials are replaced by minerals, while preserving the structure of the wood. The process of petrification takes place underground, when a tree becomes buried under sediment (such as after a volcanic eruption). This process can then take millions of years.
Petrified wood is found in a wide range of colours by variation in the deposits of minerals. As for this specimen:
* Iron oxides - brown, yellow
* Manganese oxide - black
* Silica - white, grey
This specimen can be picked up or shipped. Pickup is possible in Hilversum. Shipping via PostNL and is always insured.
- Nombre científico
- Palmoxilon sp.
- Periodo geológico
- NEÓGENO - Mioceno, Aquitanio (20,44 - 23.03 millones de años)
- En buen estado
- 30×20×20 cm
- 13 kg