A fossilised wooden stump table
Subcategory: Occasional Tables
Fossilised wood is a result of fallen trees, buried by volcanic ash or sediment, being starved of oxygen thereby delaying the decomposition process. Mineral-laden water then flows through depositing silicate on the wood gradually altering its composition from wood to a solid mineral over millenia.
This example is probably from America, late Triassic period (approx 230 million years ago)
- Dimensions: H 40cm x W 31cm x D 26cm
H 15¾" x W 12¼" x D 10¼"
- Reference Number: 3254