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Nov 6, 2013 5:13 PM

Petrefied wood- why so colourful?

Hi,

 

I get this piece of petrefied wood off the internet.  It comes from Madagascar.  How is it so colourful?  All of the fossil wood from Madagascar seems to be really colourful and I have only found one piece like this.  Also, I have found them with as good bark, but how does the bark fossilise so well?

 

 

I would appriciate any replies on this one.

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    Nov 6, 2013 9:03 PM (in response to Dan)
    Re: Petrefied wood- why so colourful?

    Hi Dan

    Nice wood, looks like were it has been cut the growth rings have been enhanced by polishing the surface of the rock with a high speed polisher.

    This actually melts the very surface of the rock but enhancers the finished product with a glass like surface.

     

    Tabfish

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