4.1" Polished Petrified Palm Root (Palmoxylon) - Wyoming

 
This is a beautiful, polished piece of petrified palm root (Palmoxylon) from Eden Valley, Wyoming. One face has been polished to a mirror like finish allowing the much of the inner wood detail to be easily seen. It was cut from the end of a log, so it varies in thickness up to 1.7" thick.

Palm roots are bundles of clusters of vascular tissue. This creates the appearance of many small rings adjacent to each other.

Comes with a display stand.

Petrified palmwood includes a group of fossil woods that contain rod-like structures within the regular grain of the silicified or agatized wood. Depending upon the angle at which they are cut, these structures show up as spots, tapering rods, or continuous lines. The rod-like structures are sclerenchyma bundles that comprise part of the woody tissues that gave the wood its vertical strength.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Palmoxylon (Palm)
AGE
LOCATION
Eden Valley, Wyoming
FORMATION
Blue Forest Formation
SIZE
4.1 x 3.0 x 1.7"
ITEM
#123431
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