These are some samples of the petrified wood that we have in stock. The variation in the colours and textures is quite remarkable.
Petrified wood is classified as a replacement fossil – the organic matter in the original sample has been replaced by minerals over a long period of time. Replacement usually occurs in an anaerobic environment and the original structure of the material remains. The wood fibre in these samples can be seen quite clearly.
We’ve heard rumours of a petrified forest near here. If we ever sniff it out we’ll post some photos.
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