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PR804 South Dakota Petrified Wood

PR804 South Dakota Petrified Wood


Here is a very nice piece of Petrified Wood from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  It measures 5 1/2″ x over 3 1/4″ x almost 2 1/4″ and has a polished finish on the surfaces.  It has a great design, a nice variety of different Brown colors with lots of character.  As you can see from the photos there are some fractures but they do not affect the stability of this piece.  This awesome example was polished in our own Rock Shed Lapidary section.  The pictures don’t show the true beauty!

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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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Weight2.50 lbs
Dimensions7 × 6 × 3 in

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