Petrified Wood is a fossil in which the organic remains have been replaced by minerals in the slow process of turning to stone. This petrfication
process generally results in a Quartz Chaledony mineralization. Special
rare conditions must be met in order for the fallen wood to be
transformed into precious Fossil Wood or Petrified Wood.
In general, the fallen trees get buried in an environent free of oxygen
(anaerobic environment), which preserves the orginal tree structure and
general appearance. The other conditions include a regular access to
mineral rich water flowing through the wood, replacing the organic tree
structure with inorganic stone. The end result is Petrified Wood,
a tree, with its original basic structure in place, replaced by stone.
This process could occur in less than one thousand years. Exotic
minerals allow the rare red and green hues that can be seen in more
Fossil Petrified Wood is found in many parts of the world, most commonly percieved to be from Arizona, US. Other significant places known for Petrified Wood
include Madagascar, Brazil, and Indonesia. Madagascar produces, by far,
the largest commerical quantity of brown petrified wood sold on the
Norcross-Madagascar works several Petrified Wood Forest properties,
they control and operate (located inside their Quartz and Agate
fields), near the village of Ancondromena. This region is located near
Madagascar's West (Central) Coast, beside the recently discovered
Madagascar Oil Sands.
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