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Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood is a fossil. When all the organic materials of the original wood are replaced by minerals over time, while it retains its original structure, it becomes petrified. Wood becomes petrified when under sediment, and the flow of ogygen is blocked off. As water seeps into the sediment, it deposits minerals that gradually replace the orignal wood. "Petro" comes from the Greek meaning "rock" or "stone" - thus, meaning "wood turned to stone." All the original features of the wood are still evident once petrified. Evidence of the tree rings, bark, and wood tissues can be seen. Sometimes the minerals that replace the wood can create beautiful colors, and sometimes small druzy cavities are present. In some areas, entire forests have been petrified, and become known as petrified forests. Petrified wood can be found in various locations throughout the world. One of the most well-known preserved petrified forests is in Arizona, USA. Argentina and Indonesia also have a excellent locations where entire trees have been petrified.

Petrifed wood will commonly have cracks, just like regular wood.


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Petrified Wood specimen

PW-95 Petrified Wood from Indonesia, 12 inches long. Display stand included. In the late Tertiary Period, blankets of rainforest surrounding volcanoes were plentiful throughout Indonesia. After volcanic eruption these trees were buried by ash and lava eliminating any microbes that would rot the wood. The wood was then replaced with silica rich minerals.
$72.00

Petrified Wood specimen

PW-96 Petrified Wood from Indonesia, 10.5 inches long. Display stand included. In the late Tertiary Period, blankets of rainforest surrounding volcanoes were plentiful throughout Indonesia. After volcanic eruption these trees were buried by ash and lava eliminating any microbes that would rot the wood. The wood was then replaced with silica rich minerals.
$68.00

Petrified Wood specimen

PW-100 Petrified Wood from Indonesia, 10.5 inches long. Display stand included. In the late Tertiary Period, blankets of rainforest surrounding volcanoes were plentiful throughout Indonesia. After volcanic eruption these trees were buried by ash and lava eliminating any microbes that would rot the wood. The wood was then replaced with silica rich minerals.
$66.00

Petrified Wood specimen

PW-97 Petrified Wood from Indonesia, 7 inches long. In the late Tertiary Period, blankets of rainforest surrounding volcanoes were plentiful throughout Indonesia. After volcanic eruption these trees were buried by ash and lava eliminating any microbes that would rot the wood. The wood was then replaced with silica rich minerals.
$22.00

Petrified Wood specimen

PW-98 Petrified Wood from Indonesia, 5.5 inches long. In the late Tertiary Period, blankets of rainforest surrounding volcanoes were plentiful throughout Indonesia. After volcanic eruption these trees were buried by ash and lava eliminating any microbes that would rot the wood. The wood was then replaced with silica rich minerals.
$22.00

Petrified Wood specimen

PW-99 Petrified Wood from Indonesia, 5.5 inches long. In the late Tertiary Period, blankets of rainforest surrounding volcanoes were plentiful throughout Indonesia. After volcanic eruption these trees were buried by ash and lava eliminating any microbes that would rot the wood. The wood was then replaced with silica rich minerals.
$22.00

Rough Petrified Wood Material by the pound

RM-PW Rough Petrified Wood Material. 1 pound
$10.95

Tumbled Petrified Wood

Tumbled Petrified Wood. Sold by weight - see under details area to make your selection.
From $8.00