Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment & protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with Silica, Calcite, Pyrite, or another inorganic material such as Opal.
This piece is absolutley gorgeous... To me it looks like a sculpture of an alien. The lines that are left from the rings of the tree are amazing. It just reminds me that there was once life there!
Petrified Wood looks great as a decoration or for specimen collection. Petrified Wood is used to help connect with the earth & nature. It is a good way for city dwellers to keep nature nearby & encourages people to respect their environment & live in harmony with the planet.
Weight: 1.8 lbs