Displaying an excellent array of rings revealing the age of this individual tree. A high quality polished finsih exemplifies the mineral inclusions of jaspers, absorbed by the living trees tissues at cellular and vascular level of this now extinct once living organic plant.
The attractive araucaria section has very good colouration of neutral colours from cream/beige to a vibrant mustard. The surrounding bark has preserved extremely well with a district resemblance to it's shape and colour long ago. Overall this is a fine example of the fauna family known as araucaria. The tissue has been replaced by minerals, usually silica or calcium carbonate.
Madagascar provides wonderful selections of petrified wood consisting of all colours and minerals. Most show no cell structure, however on occasion you see pocket remains with well-preserved cells. Holding some of the oldest and finest wood specimens from the Triassic period, Madagascar is prolific for it's minerals and fossils, making pieces like this notable for their origin.