DescriptionGLOBE-LIKE PETRIFIED WOOD SPHERE
This globe-like sphere is made from the finest and most desirable Petrified Wood available: Araucarioxylon arizonicum. This fossilized pine represents the colorful remains of an extinct coniferous tree that lived over 200 million years ago during the Triassic Period in what is now present-day Arizona. These giant trees once dotted the landscape when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth.They were buried and, during the petrification process, the wood absorbed a variety of colorful minerals into the cavities between and within the cells through the process of capillary attraction.
Measurements: 8 inches (20.32 cm) in diameter.
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000.
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