Petrified Wood Slice
Large and beautifully polished piece of petrified wood from South Africa. This impressive mineral weighs in at over 2½ kgs and boasts wonderful colour and incredible detail.
Petrified wood sometimes referred to as fossilized wood is a virtual replica of the original organic matter which having been through the process of petrifaction was subsequently transformed into stone. The word petrifaction which comes from Ancient Greek literally means "wood turned into stone".
Petrified wood which can date back millions of yeas is Mother Nature's way of preserving the past. What makes each piece so unique is that although the organic matter has been replaced with natural minerals, much of its original structure is still in tact and fine detail right down to ring patterns in some cases can often still be seen.
In and around the holes in this petrified wood slice are an abundance of quartz crystals which sparkle incessantly as they catch the light. Sadly they cannot really be seen in our photo.
An exceptional slice of petrified wood that's sure to make a statement in any collection of polished rocks and minerals.
Weight (grams) : 2540
Size (cms) : 29.5 x 26.7 x 1.7