Formation: Petrified Forest
Size: Slice is 3.3 inches across
Here is a gorgeous specimen of petrified wood. This is Araucaria Wood from the Triassic of Madagascar. Araucaria is closely related to the modern-day monkey puzzle tree. This is a complete cross-section of the trunk or large limb of this fossil tree. The bark on the circumference of the slab is clearly defined. This thick slab has been highly polished to reveal the fine detail and wonderful coloration of the fossil wood. And the colors of the silicified wood are outstanding - the striking red coloration is quite striking. The detail of the slice along with the stunning natural coloration make this a very cool specimen of petrified wood.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.