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PW305 South Dakota Petrified Wood

PW305 South Dakota Petrified Wood


Here is a very nice specimen of petrified wood from South Dakota.  This excellent little “nugget” has nice rich light and dark Brown colors.  It has a pretty shape and exceptional polish on all sides.  It measures 4 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ x 2 5/8″.  This particular piece was cut an polished in our Lapidary Department.

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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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Weight1.50 lbs
Dimensions4.125 × 3.375 × 2.625 in

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