Red Ochre Petrified Wood Bowl

Dakota Nature & Art

$149.00 USD

Authentic petrified wood bowl, highly polished to show off the colors. Appreciate and enjoy the complexity of nature in your home or office everyday using our red ochre petrified wood bowl.

This bowl has the natural bark edge showing.

Size of bowl: 8 1/2” x 6" x 2 1/2” deep

Petrified wood is made up of almost solid quartz. The colors are produced by impurities in the quartz, such as iron, carbon, and manganese. Over 200 million years ago, the logs washed into an ancient river system and were rapidly buried deep enough by sediment and debris also carried in the water. Oxygen was cut off and decay slowed to a process that would now take centuries. Minerals, including silica dissolved from volcanic ash, absorbed into the porous wood over thousands of years crystallized within the cellular structure, replacing organic matter over time.