Petrified Wood (005)
You will receive the exact specimen shown.
Weight: 3.58 lbs
Petrification is the process of organic material fossilizing. It is the result of a tree or plant having completely transitioned to stone by the process of per-mineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals, while retaining the original structure of the wood. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three dimensional representation of the original organic material.
- In some areas, entire forests have petrified and are now preserved as national parks.
- This specimen was likely either an Ash, Sequoia, or Sycamore tree.
Second photo courtesy of Michael Gäbler