Large Tumbled Petrified Wood From Madagascar

 
These are large, tumbled petrified wood pieces from Ambilobe, Madagascar. They average about 1 1/2" wide, but may be slightly larger or smaller. The petrified wood is Early Triassic (220 million years) in age and comes from Ambilobe, Madagascar. Most of it is from an extinct conifer called Araucaria which would have looked similar to todays monkey puzzle trees.

The pictures of representative of the stone(s) you will receive but being a natural product they vary in exact color, patterning and shape.

Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. All of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure such as tree rings in retained. For this to happen the wood needs to be buried in an environment both low in oxygen (preventing decomposition) and with flowing, mineral-laden water. The coloration is due to the various minerals that are present during fossilization. For example red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, etc.
FOR SALE
$4
125 Available
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$3
10+ Pieces
$2
DETAILS
TYPE
Petrified Wood
SPECIES
Araucaria sp.
AGE
Triassic (220 million years)
LOCATION
Ambilobe, Madagascar
SIZE
1.3" to 1.7"