Petrified Wood Paleosmunda Polished Fossil 3.5 inch Australial #1

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Paleosmunda Petrified Wood Polished Piece

This gorgeous Petrified Wood polished piece is 3.5 inches by 3 inches and 2 inches thick.

It displays very nicely at a slant and is polished completely.

As is common with this material it does have lots of natural surface pits and fractures.

Lovely and very rare Paleosmunda is a primitive member of the Osmundoidae from the Permian Period (approximately 290 million years old) found in Central Queensland, Australia. It is a fern, species: Paleosmunda williansoni.

From the Paleozoic Era, this gemstone is the fossilized stone of Osmunda fern leaves and stems. The stone formed when a fern died and was buried by sediments. Minerals in the groundwater then permeated the fern, replacing the original organic matter and turning it to stone.