For sale is a nice slab of peanut wood showing lots of “peanut” markings that were produced by the infilling of boreholes made by clams. Most of the peanut wood being sold today began its life as a conifer tree on land in the area now known as Western Australia. It reached the sea as a piece of driftwood, during the Cretaceous period approx 100 million years ago . Where it was eaten into by “shipworm” lavae, and subsequently infilled with silica , in a very complicated and fascinating way. A much more comprehensive explanation of this whole process can be found by following this link, https://geology.com/gemstones/peanut-wood This slab has a very good color distribution. Please remember our prices are in Australian dollars.
KENNEDY RANGES ABOUT 150KLM EAST OF CARNARVON, W.AUST.
69 x 68 x 18mm.