Araucaria Petrified Wood Slice
Araucaria Petrified Wood Slice
Araucaria Petrified Wood Slice
Araucaria Petrified Wood Slice
Araucaria Petrified Wood Slice

Araucaria Petrified Wood Slice

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Petrified wood is the common name for wood that has turned to stone. Wood begins a petrification process once it is buried in sediments with very little exposure to oxygen. Overtime, the mineral rich water from the soil will replace the organic cells of the wood with inorganic elements like carbon (black), cobalt (green/blue), chromium (green/blue), copper, (green/blue), iron oxides (red/brown/yellow), manganese (pink and orange), manganese oxides (black or yellow) and silica ( white/grey/blueish white) to name a few. This process can happen very quickly, in as little as 1000 years, and it is the combination of these minerals and colours that creates a truly unique fossil specimen each time.  

Araucaria is the name of a conifer species that co-existed with dinosaurs and other creatures of the Mesozoic era, about 190-220 million years ago, and is a predecessor or the modern Norfolk Pines trees. This petrified wood specimen is from the Triassic age, and is approximately 220 million years old. A type of Araucarian petrified pine wood, this particular tree type is commonly referred to as the "Monkey Puzzle Tree" and is found in Madagascar.

Petrified Wood is used to connect with your past life, to get more grounded, or to stabilize emotions. Some believe these wood types can help with your composure and contentment with life. Petrified wood is a testament of resilience and strength, and is often associated with business success, making it an ideal fossil for entrepreneurs.  

  • Dimensions: 217 mm x 182 mm x 15 mm
  • Weight: 883 grams
  • Genuine fossil.
  • This item includes an information card about the fossil.
  • A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
  • Plastic display stand included.

This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the fossil, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.

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