Petrified Wood Unpolished Stone Slab Fossil
This Petrified Wood fossil rough rock stone slab is 5 inches by 5.2 inches and 5.5 mm thick.
It weighs .32 lbs. and is shown wet in the first two pictures.
Known as Golden Oak because of its golden color, this is a Miocene-epoch petrified oak tree.
It is about 15-30 million years old and comes the well known Stinking Water area of Oregon.
Tree trunks were buried under several hundred yards of sediment. Over the course of time the wood was replaced by cryptocrystalline quartz, largely chalcedony and jasper.
During the replacement process by silica carried in underground waters, even the most minute details of the woody structure was preserved.
Metaphysical Properties: Petrified Wood is a stone of patience and slow and steady growth.