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Petrified Wood 2 inch
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Very nice petrified wood specimens from Arizona. Some have the bark formations on one or more sides and some have the red tones famous in Arizona wood.


You will receive one specimen that is 2 inch to 2 1/2 inch and weighing 3 to 5 ounces.

Bulk Purchase Specimen

You are buying one rock. You will receive one rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rocks shown. Photographing and listing every crystal separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.

Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree having turned completely into stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the wood. Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning rock or stone; literally wood turned into stone). It is the result of a tree having turned completely into stone by the process of per mineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the wood. In general, wood takes less than 100 years to petrify. The organic matter needs to become petrified before it decomposes completely. Native Americans had various beliefs about the origin of the petrified logs in what is now Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Natives of the Paiute tribe held that these giant petrifications were spent arrow shafts and spears dispatched by the Thunder God Shinauav and his enemies during a great battle. Members of the Navajo tribe believed they were the bones of the great giant monster Yeitso.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Petrified Wood was once an ancient, living, breathing tree. It was buried and fossilised, over a long period of time, and the organic parts of its structure were replaced by minerals. The markings on the crystal are the original tree?s growth rings and knots.

Petrified Wood is an extremely grounding and protecting stone. It is said to calm the nerves and fears and to encourage feelings of well-being, safety and security. It is a good stone for meditation and for helping you to distinguish between what is important and what is not, enabling you to stop worrying about the ?small stuff?. Petrified Wood is also said to be the stone for business success. In healing Petrified Wood is believed to help restore physical energy, to strengthen the bones and to relieve hip and back pain.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: A rainbow of colors exist.

Luster: Waxy

Transparency: None

Crystal System: Rhombohedral microcrystaline.

Crystal Habits: Crystaline silica.

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Concoidal

Hardness: 7

Specific Gravity: 2.7 - 3.5

Streak: White


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