Polished Petrified Wood Flat Pocket Stones

These are 1.8" wide, polished, petrified wood flat pocket stones. 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 worry stone(s) you will receive but being a natural stone they vary in color and patterning.

Worry stones are smooth, polished stones, usually in the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation. They are often used by people for relaxation or anxiety relief purposes, the the same way as some people use a fidget spinner. Typically the worry stones are 1 1/2 to 2" across. They are may also be referred to as palm stones, thumb stone, fidget stones, etc.

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
$5 $4
36 Available
Quantity Discounts
3 to 9 Pieces
$4 $3.50
10+ Pieces
$3 $2.75
DETAILS
TYPE
Petrified Wood
SPECIES
Araucaria (Conifer)
AGE
Early Triassic (220 million years)
LOCATION
Ambilobe, Madagascar
SIZE
Approximately 1.8 x 1.4 x .35"