Clearance Lot: Madagascar Petrified Wood (Araucaria) Limbs - 38 Pieces

This is a wholesale lot of 38 petrified wood limbs from the Early Triassic-aged deposits of Ambilobe, Madagascar. Each limb has been polished to a glossy-finish on one end and they range from 2" to 4" long. You will receive the exact lot of material pictured.

Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. In this process, all of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure, such as tree rings, is retained. For this to happen, the wood needs to be buried in an environment low in oxygen to prevent decomposition and with flowing, mineral-laden water, so minerals may replace structures. The coloration is caused by various minerals that present in that water during fossilization. For example, red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, and so on.

Araucaria sp.
Ambilobe, Madagascar
Isalo II Formation
Range from 2" to 4"