Petrified Sequoia Wood Polished Stone Bookends Rock
Lovely bookends from Petrified Sequoia Wood from Saddle Mountain, Washington.
This species of Sequoia Wood or sempervirens is about 15 million years old.
These home decor bookend pieces are each about 3.25 inches high, 3.75 inches wide at the bottom and 1.75 inches thick.
They are polished on front, sliced but unpolished on the back and left natural rough around the edges.
They are covered with black felt in the inside and on the bottom to protect you furniture.
This semi precious gemstone is the fossilized wood of sequoia trees. The petrified wood formed when a tree died and was buried by sediments. Minerals in the groundwater then permeated the wood, replacing the original organic matter and turning it to stone. The main mineral is silica, but trace elements in the silica create a variety of colors.