Virtual Museum ID: 19-QMR58-2.1
This is a piece of fossil, or “petrified” wood. Petrified comes from the Greek word for stone, “petros”, and literally means turned to stone.
Petrified wood forms when a mineral, most commonly silica, replaces all the organic content of the wood, preserving the original structure and features of the wood. For this to happen, the wood has to been buried by sediment or ash, which creates an anaerobic, or oxygen-free, environment that stops the normal decay process from happening.
The information listed below relates to the current holding location or collection that the sample is from, and whether the item is viewable at that location or is part of a private collection. Coordinates are given as guides, and we remind you that collecting specimens from these locations is not allowed. Caution is advised visiting such sites and Below BC assumes no responsibility for any injuries or trespassing charges that may occur as a result of the viewer entering these sites.
Original Collection:Quesnel & District Museum (QM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-QMR58-2.1
Date Added to VM:2019-08-24
Sample Origin:Quesnel Pinnicles, B.C.
Datum:10 (NAD 83)
Primary Features:Pertified Wood
Primary Mineral Formula:-
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.