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Petrified Araucaria Tree Stump

SKU:TFS0390
£692.00

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Petrified Araucaria tree stump from Madagascar. The Araucaria's internal rings and vascular tissues of the cut and polished top section reveal the life of the monkey puzzle, araucaria genus trunk. Dating back to the Mesozoic era, Olenekian stage, approximately 250 million years.

Genus: Petrified Araucaria araucana wood.
Age: Early Triassic period, Olenekian stage 250 to 247 million years ago.
Origin: Ambilobe, Madagascar.

Araucaria tree stump measurements.
Height: 308 mm
Width: 347 mm
Depth: 258 mm

Approximate weight: 24 Kg

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Petrified Araucaria tree stump from Madagascar. The Araucaria's internal rings and vascular tissues of the cut and polished section reveal the life of the monkey puzzle, araucaria genus trunk. The cut face now polished to a high finish allowing the mineral inclusions, permineralisation by silica and calcium carbonate which were absorbed by the once living tissues of the araucaria tree after deposition in the forest floor millions of years ago. The tree trunk now turned to stone, petrified, the process of petrification and fossilisation creating a remarkable work of natural art.


This attractive araucaria fossilised wood section has very interesting and attractive colourings of predominatly creams and very subtle pale lime greens with hints of rose pink on the polished surface. The surrounding bark has also been preserved from the ancient buried forest where in our modern times the discovery of the prehistoric forest in Madagascar was made.


Madagascar provides from its ancient fossilised forests wonderful selections of petrified wood. Many specimen fossil woods show none or little detailed cell structure or tree rings however on occasion we see pockets of fossil wood with well-preserved cells.

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SKU TFS0390
Age Triassic
Origin Madagascar
Colour White

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