This specimen of petrified wood is an odd shape. Most pieces are circular because of the natural shape of tree trunks. However, this slice is more of a figure 8! Madagascar is one of the world's premier spots for breathtaking petrified wood specimens. Most of the material that comes from this area contains hues of browns, oranges, and reds.
Petrified Wood, also known as fossil wood, is just that, fossilized wood. This process is the replacement of organic material with other minerals such as quartz once the wood has been covered by dirt and debris. The wood has to be set in an anaerobic environment with flowing mineral water for this process to take place. This allows the process to occur in as little as 1000 years. No wonder there is so much petrified wood out there!
Size: 4.6 x 2.5 x 0.4 in.
Weight: 4.95 oz
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