Call Us: 1-866-354-0894

SP107 Petrified Wood

SP107 Petrified Wood

$85.00

This is a new addition to the Rock Shed’s sphere department. This is an interesting, very cool Petrified Wood sphere from Madagascar.  It measures 4 3/4″ in diameter, weighs over 5 pounds and has a good polish.  The sphere has a great mix of contrasting colors and cool natural cavity all  in a wonderful design. It does have a fill area and lots of fracture lines. This does not affect the stability of the sphere or it’s beauty and is reflected in the reduced price.  Very beautiful!

In stock

Description

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 gives 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.

Additional information

Weight5.25 lbs
Dimensions4.75 × 4.75 × 4.75 in

Contact Us

Address:
515 1st Street
Keystone, SD 57751

Order: 1-866-354-0894
Information: 605-666-4813
Email: info@therockshed.com

Find Us On Social