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SP308 Petrified Wood

SP308 Petrified Wood


Here is a very nice larger Petrified  Wood sphere from Madagascar.  It measures  4″, weighs nearly 3 1/4 pounds and has an excellent polish.  This sphere has great color, neat crystal areas and fabulous design.  It also has several natural healed fractures that adds to it’s uniqueness and would complete any collection.

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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 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.

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Weight 3.25 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in

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