Petrified Wood Sculptures
20,000,000 year old Sculptures. Desk top sized to larger than a person.
Reputedly these pieces protect the home from evil spirits.
Petrified wood is formed when a tree or branch is submerged in mineral rich sediment for millenia This most probably occurs as a result of a natural disaster, for example where volcanic ash or a mudslide covers a forest. Wood is initially preserved due to the lack of oxygen in an anaerobic environment. Over the course of millions of years the organic parts of the wood; the cellulose and lignin in the trees cells are gradually replaced by the mineral deposits flowing through the sediment or mud. The petrified wood retains its original form and in many cases the trees growth rings can be clearly seen, At a microscopic level even cells can be observed.
As not all pieces are shown, so please contact us for your specific needs, or if you wish to see more of a particular stone
Because of the large quantity of pieces we have a dedicated Petrified Wood site, please click here to visit.