Petrified Wood

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PETRIFIED WOOD

 

bulletAlthough not much is known about how or why a tree becomes petrified, it is now thought that it takes place through a process known as infiltration. As the sediment water, rich in minerals, seeped into the wood, it deposited the minerals in the air spaces within the wood tissues until all of the microscopic spaces in the wood were filled. It is theorized that the original wood acted as a framework to hold the minerals as they solidified, and the logs literally became stone with only 2% of their volume taken up by wood cellulose fiber.
bulletThe mineral deposited in the wood was silica in all its various forms. Petrified Wood logs of almost pure silica are white or light tan or gray. But impurities in the silica, such as iron oxide, stain the trunks yellow, orange, rust and red while manganese oxide creates blue, black or purple colors.
 
bullet Petrified Wood Limbs and Petrified Wood Logs In this section of our store we are displaying a selection of polished Petrified Wood Limbs, Rounds, Stand Up Displays, and sections that show the center grain of the wood.
bulletAll of our products are unique collectables and will be sold on a first come first serve basis, and will be removed from inventory.
bulletPlease refer to each item for individual descriptions and dimensions 

  Please click on Petrified Wood photographs to enlarge.

Rounds and Centers RC - 114 Price: $35.00

A nice small polished slab of unidentified petrified wood from Utah. Era is mesozoic: period is jurassic; & formation is Morrison. This does show very good grain. Not sure about it being a complete round. Some photos follow, showing different angles. Size is 4" tall x 4 1/4" wide and 1/2" thick. Weight is: 9 ozs.

Rounds and Centers RC - 114 Price: $35.00

Another view.

Rounds and Centers RC - 114 Price: $35.00

A closeup.

Rounds and Centers RC - 114 Price: $35.00

View of one side or edge.

Rounds and Centers RC - 114 Price: $35.00

View of other side or edge.

Rounds and Centers RC - 119 Price: $125.00

A very nice polished slab of Arizonia petrified wood. This pastel colored slice appears to be Era-Mesozoic; Period-Triassic; and from the Chinle formation. It is a complete round, except for two spots at edge. Some photos follow, showing different angles. Size is 5 1/2" tall x 7 1/4" wide and 3/4" thick. Weight is: 2 lbs..

Rounds and Centers RC - 119 Price: $125.00

Closeup of the center.

Rounds and Centers RC - 119 Price: $125.00

View of one side.

Rounds and Centers RC - 119 Price: $125.00

View of other side.

Petrified Wood RC-129 Price: $45.00

Petrified wood slab from Washington State. A very fine polished slice except for the missing section. One part has been glued, but shows only shows from the back. More pholos follow. Size: 6 1/4" tall x 7" wide and 1/2" thick. Weight: 1lb. 8oz. Measurements are from the tallest, widest, and thickest parts.

Petrified Wood RC-129 #2

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Petrified Wood RC-129 #4

Petrified Wood RC-130 Price: $45.00

Petrified wood limb section from Blue Forest in Wyoming. Limb sections of any size are hard to get. This is a good size. Part of the splintered back is coated with chalcedony. More pholos follow. Size: 3 1/4" tall x 4 1/2" wide and 4 1/4" long. Weight: 3lbs. 10ozs. Measurements are from the tallest, widest, and thickest parts.

Petrified Wood RC-130 #2

Petrified Wood RC-130 #3

Petrified Wood RC-130 #4

Petrified Wood RC-130 #5

Petrified Wood RC-130 #6

Petrified Wood RC-132 Price: $15.00

Petrified wood from Devil's Gate in Elco County, Nevada. This specimen is polished on all sides. A colorful display from all sides. More pholos follow. Size: 3 1/2" tall x 2 3/8" wide and 1" thick. Weight: 13ozs. Measurements are from the tallest, widest, and thickest parts.

Petrified Wood RC-132 #2

Petrified Wood RC-132 #3

Petrified Wood RC-132 #4

Petrified Wood RC-132 #5

Petrified Wood RC-132 #6

Petrified Wood RC-132 #7

Petrified Wood RC-132 #8

Petrified Wood RC-137 Price: $50.00

Rare, rare, Cherry Creek petrified wood from Nevada. This conifer is Era, cenozoic; Period, Tertiary; and Epoch, Miocene. This polished chunk is intriguing. This could be part of a root system. From the back are two rounds with centers showing on front (hard to see).There is a lengthwise cut of a twig across the front. The wood is a combination of hardness. Hard to photo without reflections. More pholos follow. Size: 6 1/2" tall x 5" wide x 2 1/8" thick at one side to knife edge thick at other side. Weight: 3lb. 3ozs. Measurements are from the tallest, widest, and thickest parts. 12810

Petrified Wood RC-137

Polished side on front top with some reflection.

Petrified Wood RC-137

Polished front showing a patch of wood grain.

Petrified Wood RC-137

Shows end of wood round. Front.

Petrified Wood RC-137

Front. Twig or a bud of some kind.

Petrified Wood RC-137

Another photo of twig or bud?

Petrified Wood RC-137

Again, another photo.

Petrified Wood RC-137

Showing another position.

Petrified Wood RC-137

Petrified Wood RC-137

Petrified Wood RC-137

Petrified Wood RC-137

Petrified Wood RC-137

Shows slope from thick to thin.

Petrified Wood RC-137

A better shot showing back from thick to thin.

Petrified Wood RC-138 Price: $25.00

Attractive complete round heel cut of petrified wood. Do not know where it's from or the kind of wood. It shows different grain in the different sections of the round. More pholos follow. Size: 4 3/4" tall x 3 1/2" wide x 1" thick at one side to 1/4" thick at other side. Weight: 12ozs. Measurements are from the tallest, widest, and thickest part. 4211

Petrified Wood RC-138

Closeup

Petrified Wood RC-138

Petrified Wood RC-138

Petrified Wood RC-138

Petrified Wood RC-138

Petrified Wood RC-138

Petrified Wood RC-138

The back.

Petrified Wood RC-138

Another view of back. Center shows up real good.

Petrified Wood RC-138

Petrified Wood RC-138

Petrified Wood RC-139 Price: $85.00

A complete round slab of petrified wood from the airpoort site, McDermitt, OR. This slab shows alot of character. A large spoot and a smaller one of decayed wood. Attractive growth lines seem to ciomplete this slab. The slab is a thin cut. There are more photos to follow. Size: 7 1/2" tall x 8 1/8" wide x 1/4" thick. Weight: 1 lb. 5.0 ozs. Measurements are from the tallest, widest, and thickest part. 72711

Petrified Wood RC-139

Another view.

Petrified Wood RC-139

Petrified Wood RC-139

Petrified Wood RC-139

Petrified Wood RC-139

Petrified Wood RC-139

Petrified Wood RC-139

Petrified Wood RC-139

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