Petrified Wood Slab: Palmoxylon: Texas

$ 45.00

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      Age: Oligocene approximately 32 million years old
      Location: Texas

      Petrified palmwood is from a group of fossil wood that contains rod-like structures within the regular grain of the silicified wood. These rod-like structures are sclerenchyma bundles that make up the woody tissues of the tree that gave the wood its vertical strength.
      Petrified wood is a fossil in which the organic remains have been replaced by minerals in the slow process of being replaced with stone. The result is petrified wood, a plant with its original basic structure replaced by stone.

      This piece of petrified Palmwood is from the Catahoula Formation of Texas. It measures 5" x 4.75". 

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