Petrified Swamp Bog Slab
Gary Green Swamp Bog cut into a slab, with natural sides, and low-polished faces. This piece displays a nice range of colors from light beige to teal, to dark green. This looks like a painting from mother nature! It is a unique petrified fossil specimen.
Measurements: ~4-3/4" tall x 7" wide x 1/2" deep
Location: McDermott, Oregon
Between 11-15 million years ago, during the Miocene time period, a volcano located near what is now called McDermitt Oregon erupted, spewing ash and debris over a widespread area. That ash, contained a combination of iron, aluminium, potassium, sodium and calcium, which covered everything for miles around, including shallow wetlands. Cattails, fish, amphibians and all other life in those wetlands (bogs) were suffocated by the ash and immediately there began a permineralization / petrification process, whereas the cellular structure of the living organisms in the bogs were combined and replaced with the ash covering them.