Petrified Black Palm Root is from Indonesia. A very hard stone with contrasting earthy colours and tones against stark black.
Also known as fossil palm root or petrified palm wood this occurs naturally in red earthy tones as well.
It’s wonderful display and mix of patterns resemble swirls of creamy flames rising up against a black background, it makes wonderful jewellery as it is very hard and resistant to wear and tear.
Black Palm Root has a hardness of 6 on mohs scale of hardness and is a great lapidary material.
Being a very hard stone, it takes an outstanding polish with a glassy finish and is an ideal material for beginners who are wanting something special.
This material is natural, untreated stone suitable for display or lapidary purposes.
These lapidary slabs are not polished and are straight off the saw and washed.
Photos are taken wet so to indicate the colour and pattern of the stone after it has been polished. No filters or photo editing has been undertaken to enhance colouration.
Slab measurements are approximate. When we measure a stone, we don't measure from it's extreme pointy little tips. We measure the usable body of the stone for lapidary purposes. When you receive your slab, it will be bigger than the description by 5-15mm.
The words Petrified wood mean “wood turned into stone” and is the result of a tree or tree-like plant being transitioned into stone by a process of permineralisation.