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PW208 Madagascar Petrified Wood

PW208 Madagascar Petrified Wood


Here’s another cool piece of Petrified Wood from Madagascar. This item has different shades of Tan, Red and Brown and is nicely polished on both sides all in a gorgeous display of nature’s wood design. The piece has an interesting natural texture on the sides bringing out the unique character of this specimen.  The petrified wood measures 6 7/8″ x 7 3/8″ x 5/8″ and weighs nearly 2 1/4 lbs.

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Petrified Wood is a type of a fossil as it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals while retaining the original structure of the wood.  These minerals are most often Silicates such as Quartz.  Other minerals, Manganese, Iron and Copper, in the water or mud during the petrification process give Petrified Wood a variety of color ranges: black – Carbon; green/blue – Copper; red/brown/yellow – Iron.  Petrified Wood can preserve the original structure of the wood in all its detail all the way down to the microscopic level.  Structures such as tree rings and the various tissues are often observed features.  Although Petrified Wood can be found worldwide, it is rather rare in larger quantities and at times can be difficult to obtain by the average collector.

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Weight 2.25 lbs
Dimensions 6.875 × 7.375 × .625 in

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