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These extraordinary pieces of petrified wood are estimated to be up to 1.81 million years to 23.03 million years old (Pliocene to Miocene epochs). Sourced and worked in Indonesia, they are both functional and decorative. Locally they are believed to protect the home from evil spirits. The logs seen below come in a variety of sizes, from 500 KG to a more manageable 30KG, and there are also wide ranges of colours. Most pieces show the age rings clearly, as well as the bark.

The Petrification process involves the wood being covered by volcanic ash, mud flows, sediments in lakes and swamps or material washed in by violent floods - by any means which would exclude oxygen and thus prevent decay. A number of mineral substances (such as calcite, pyrite, marcasite) can cause petrification, but by far the most common is silica. Solutions of silica dissolved in ground water infiltrate the buried wood and through a complex chemical process are precipitated and left in the individual plant cells. Here the silica may take a variety of forms; it may be agate, jasper, chalcedony or opal. The beautiful and varied colours of petrified wood are caused by the presence of other minerals that enter the wood in solution with the silica.

Please click here to access the Virtual Petrified Wood Museum ,and its very informative page on Permineralisation

 

   
     

 

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Stonefish has been importing Petrified Wood and other geological wonders for over 10 years and supplying them to Clients and Interior Designers all around the world. Stonefish specialises in bespoke furniture commissions, and relishes the challenges of sourcing the 'right' pieces.

Welcome to Stonefish uk. Based in London, United Kingdom we supply Petrified Wood Side Tables, Petrified Wood End Tables, Petrified Wood Bowls, Petrified Wood Coasters, Petrified Wood Stools, Indonesian Petrified Wood, Fossil Wood furniture Orthoceras Marble Obsidian, Volcanic Glass, Siliciifed Wood, Fossil Marble, Ammonites, Rock Crystal, Labradorite, Septarian, Orbicular Jasper Petrified wood Furniture, fossil wood furniture, Selenite and Amethyst We specialise in Decorative Art and Furniture., Stephane Michaelis, an Interior Design based in .London, England sources all these pieces himself.ed Kingdom UK