Petrified Teredo Wood, 40 to 50 Million Years Old, Very Detailed Texas Specimen - Free US Shipping


This very well preserved piece of petrified wood displays burrows created by marine mollusks commonly referred to as shipworms. The resulting fossil is called "petrified teredo wood" and the bore holes in this specimen were filled with silica to create a remarkable display piece.

The tree providing the wood for this piece died 40 to 50 million years ago in what is now south-eastern Texas. The silicified shipworm burrows are clearly visible on the interior and exterior of the stone. The interior is deep red in color while the exterior is a combination of colors ranging from red to white.

The specimen fractured into two pieces after being collected. When the two pieces are assembled together it has a length of 7 inches, is 2 inches wide and up to 1-1/2 inches thick. It has a weight slightly greater than 13 ounces.

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