Petrified wood is the common name for wood that has turned to stone. Wood begins a petrification process once it is buried in sediments. 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), manganese oxides (black) and silica ( white/grey/blueish white) to name a few. Some specimens once completely turned into stone keep the same look as modern wood. Only when cut and polished can we see the intricate work of nature.
Humbolt willow is a mostly agatized wood, and boasts a beautiful milky white exterior colour and texture. It is between 40 million and 50 million years old and is found in the northwest USA.
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: 70 mm x 55 mm x 22 mm.
- Genuine fossil.
- This item includes an information card about the fossil.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
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 stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.