Petrified Wood Bowls
Petrified Wood is a fossil in which the organic remains have been replaced by minerals in the slow process of turning to stone. This petrification process generally results in a Quartz Chalcedony mineralization. Special rare conditions must be met in order for the fallen wood to be transformed into precious Fossil Wood. In general, the fallen trees get buried in an environment free of oxygen (an anaerobic environment), which preserves the original tree structure and its general appearance. The other conditions include regular access to mineral rich water flowing through the wood, replacing the organic tree structure with stone. The end result is Petrified Wood. This process can occur in less than one thousand years. Exotic minerals create the red and green hues that can be seen in more rare specimens.