Petrified Wood


Petrified Wood Bookends
Origin: Arizona, USA
Age: Approx. 200 Million Years Old
Overall Size: A: 3.5″x 2″x 2.5″, B 2.5″x 1″x 2.5″, C 3″x 2″x 2.5″



Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material.

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A, B, C

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