PETRIFIED WOOD WITH DISPLAY STAND POLISHED ON BOTH SIDES A7-A9 For Sale
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PETRIFIED WOOD WITH DISPLAY STAND POLISHED ON BOTH SIDES A7-A9:
YOU ARE BUYING A TWO POUND PIECE OF PETRIFIED WOOD WHICH COMES WITH A DISPLAY STAND. THIS PIECE MEASURES 7 1/4" LONG AND 6 3/4" WIDE. BEAUTIFUL PIECE FOR ADDING TO YOUR COLLECTION AND FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES IN THE HOME OR OFFICE.
Petrified wood (from the Greek root "petro" meaning "rock" or "stone", literally ("wood turned into stone") it is a type of fossil: it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with materials (most often a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the orginal structure of the wood. The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen. Mineral-rich water flowing through the sediment deposits minerals in the plant’s cells and as the plant’s lignin and cellulose decay away, a stone mould forms in its place. In general, wood takes less than 100 years to petrify. The organic matter needs to become petrified before it decomposes completely, A forest where the wood has petrified becomes known as a petrified forest.