Petrified Wood - Dipterocarpus sp.

Dipterocarpus, related to the flowering magnolia tree, existed millions of years ago, and it still exists today in the tropical rainforests of southeastern Asia. When a volcanic eruption covered this tree with layers of ash, minerals slowly took the place of the wood cells, preserving this section of the tree with miraculous detail.

Early Miocene (22 MYA)

Jakarta, Java, Indonesia