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SP802 Petrified Wood

SP802 Petrified Wood


This is an interesting, very cool Petrified Wood sphere.  It measure 4 1/8″ in diameter and has a good polish.  The sphere has a lovely assortment of colors of Tan, Brown, Orange, Red, Purple and Cream. It also has a cool natural cavity and lots of crystal areas. There are some healed fracture lines but this is common in this material and does not affect the stability of the sphere. Very beautiful!

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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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Weight3.754 lbs
Dimensions4.125 × 4.125 × 4.125 in

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