And with some fantastic unique detailing, this piece has been highly polished all over, would make for fantastic table. Home or office decor. SIZE : 21 CM DIA approx. Petrified Wood : Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment or volcanic ash and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen which inhibits aerobic decomposition. Mineral-laden water flowing through the covering material deposits minerals in the plant’s cells; as the plant’s lignin and cellulose decay, a stone mold forms in its place. The organic matter needs to become petrified before it decomposes completely. A forest where such material has petrified becomes known as a petrified forest. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. Distinction Excellence that sets someone or something apart from others. The item “Very Large Petrified Fossil Wood Sphere Ball Home Decor Great Gift Art 8.2″ is in sale since Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Plants”. The seller is “distinction_home_decor” and is located in Crosskeys, Newport. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahrain, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Philippines, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Shape: Sphere
- Sub-Type: Plants
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Indonesia
- Finish: Polished
- Type: Fossils