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Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For SalePetrified Wood

 
Rocks, Minerals, and FossilsPetrified Wood means "wood turned to stone" (from the Greek word petro, meaning rock or stone).  Petrifaction occurs after a tree falls and is buried by sediments, in an oxygen-free environment that preserves the structure of the wood.  When mineral-laden water seeps through the sediments, all the organic material is gradually replaced, primarily with cryptocrystalline quartz.

Different minerals impart different colors to the resulting stone.  For example, iron oxides create red, brown, or yellow hues, while carbon turns the stone black.  The resulting fossil of the original woody material often preserves details of the bark, wood and cellular structures.  Other types of fossils are typically impressions or compressions, but Petrified Wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material.

Petrified wood is not especially rare.  It's found in volcanic deposits all over the world, sometimes where volcanic activity rapidly covered trees and other plant material with ash, mudflows or pyroclastic debris. It's also found in sedimentary rocks, where wood in sedimentary deposits has been replaced by minerals precipitated from groundwater. Petrified Wood is especially abundant around coal seams, though many of the wood specimens in these locations are casts and molds rather than petrifications.

The Petrified Wood fossil specimens on this page are from Madagascar, and date back to the Triassic Period, 200 million years ago.  One end of each branch has been polished.

(Note on Dimensions: First 2 measurements refer to the polished face; 3rd measurement is length of the branch section.)


   
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (A)
3" x 2" x 1.5"
$28.00
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Petrified Wood (B)
1.75" x 1.25" x 3.4"
$28.00
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Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (C)
2" x 1" x 3.25"
$28.00
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Petrified Wood (D)
2" x 1" x 3"
$22.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Petrified Wood specimen shown in each photo.)
 
 
 
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (E)
1.75" x 0.9" x 1.75"
$18.00
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Petrified Wood (F)
1.35" x 1.25" x 4.25"
$29.00
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Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (G)
2" x 1" x 4"
$29.00
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Petrified Wood (H)
2.3" x 1.5" x 2.5"
$29.00
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  (On this page, you'll receive the exact Petrified Wood specimen shown in each photo.)
 
 
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (I)
1.7" x 1.25" x 2.75"
$29.00
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Petrified Wood (J)
3" x 1.8" x 2.75"
$35.00
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Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (K)
2" x 1.5" x 3"
$35.00
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Petrified Wood (L)
2.3" x 2.2" x 3.75"
$59.00
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 (On this page, you'll receive the exact Petrified Wood specimen shown in each photo.)
 


Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (M)
1.25" x 0.9" x 0.75"
$6.00
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Petrified Wood (N)
1.25" x 1" x 1.25"
$6.00
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Petrified Wood (O)
1.5" x 0.75" x 1.3"
$6.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Petrified Wood specimen shown in each photo.)


Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (P)
0.75" x 0.7" x 1.4"
$6.00
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Petrified Wood (Q)
1.3" x 0.6" x 1.8"
$6.00
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Petrified Wood (R)
1.2" x 0.7" x 1.6"
$6.00
~ SOLD ~

 
 

Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (S)
0.8" x 0.7" x 1"
$6.00
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Petrified Wood (T)
1" x 0.7" x 1.25"
$6.00
~ SOLD ~
Petrified Wood (U)
1.5" x 0.8" x 1.2"
$6.00
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(On this page, you'll receive the exact Petrified Wood specimen shown in each photo.)

 
 
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood Fossil Specimens For Sale
Petrified Wood (V)
1.5" x 0.7" x 1"
$6.00
~ SOLD ~
Petrified Wood (W)
1" x 0.35" x 1.3"
$6.00
~ SOLD ~
Petrified Wood (X)
1.75" x 0.75" x 1.25"
$6.00
~ SOLD ~
 

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