Petrified wood rough freeform slab,34x52x5.5mm, rare Peanut Wood (rs92695)
Ancient petrified driftwood, Peanut Wood rough slab
Characteristics: Brown and creme colored Teredo castings. Preformed rough slab to make it easy for you to finish, rare petrified driftwood.
Approx size: 34 x 52 x 5.5mm, Weigh: 20.9g (104 ct.)
Peanut Wood is a rare and beautiful petrified wood from Australia. Rare because it is rarely mined, mainly because it required heavy equipment and the lack of water at the location. The lighter areas of the stone are made by a marine wood-boring bivalve, Teredo.
This is an ancient drift wood that sank to the mud at the bottom of the ocean and remained for millions of years. The wood is of several varieties, the main ones being "Araucaria"...a conifer & podocarp.
Found along the edges of the Kennedy Ranges about 100 miles inland from the coastal town of Carnarvon, Western Australia. The geological formation found in makes it around 120 million years old.
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Preformed slabs: I try and remove all or most of the pits and open fractures to give you a more acceptable slab. I also try my best to smooth out all the edges and the front and back.
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