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. 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.
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
10+ Pieces
Petrified Wood
Araucaria sp.
Triassic (220 million years)
Ambilobe, Madagascar
1.3" to 1.7"