Petrified Palm Root Pocket Stones - Brown Color

These are polished pocket stones of made of petrified palm root from West Java, Indonesia. The vascular nature of root means that traditional tree rings are replaced by pores and channels in the petrified wood. This petrified palm is likely Miocene in age.

They average about 2" across, but being hand-polished from natural stone they can vary slightly in size, color, and patterning. The pictures are representative of the stones you will receive but may not show the actual ones.

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.
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Petrified Palm Root
Garut, West Java, Indonesia
Approximately 2 x 1.5 x .6"