Petrified Wood - Trunk section - Dipterocarpus sp.

Petrified Wood - Trunk section - Dipterocarpus sp.
NEOGENE-Miocene, Aquitanian (20.44–23.03 million years) - Indonesia

Beautiful trunk of petrified wood with very special colours
37 cm
Petrified wood is a fossil of a (piece of) tree, which came into existence because the trees fell down and were then covered under a layer of soil or sand. This is often as a result of a natural disaster. The colours that you see in petrified wood depended upon the minerals in the soil or sand. Each mineral provides its own colour. The process of ''fossilisation'' ensures that all the characteristics such as the knots, bark and tree rings of the wood, are preserved. An eventual rotting processes from the distant past can result in beautiful crystallisation, often in multiple colours.

We ship our petrified wood very well packed with track and trace. Should you win multiple items on our auction: we can combine these into one shipment, thus saving you shipping costs. This entirely depends on the total weight. Please contact us for more information about this. Any overpaid shipping costs will, of course, be refunded.

Lot details
Petrified Wood
Trunk section
Scientific name
Dipterocarpus sp.
Geological Period
NEOGENE-Miocene, Aquitanian (20.44–23.03 million years)
Good condition
7 kg
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