Large Madagascan Petrified Poducarpus Wood Standing Freeform - 185mm, 1498g
Locality – Mahajanga, Madagascar Size – 185 x 87 x 53mm Weight – 1498g
This petrified poducarpus wood standing freeform features vibrant, fiery red and gentle mauve purple tones in gorgeous, well-preserved wood grain patterns. It is a unique artisan piece, shaped into an attractive, tall, rounded form and polished to a high lustre, and makes for an impressive collection piece or exquisite natural decor for the home.
About Petrified Wood wood
Petrified wood – also known as fossil wood - is the preserved remains of ancient trees, transformed into stone through by the process of permineralization. It begins to form when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay by oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite or another inorganic material such as opal. This results in a beautiful and unique combination of perfectly preserved wood structure with vivid mineral colouration, suitable for both fossil and mineral collections. The most famous location worldwide for fossilized wood is the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, US, where thousands of perfectly preserved trees from 225 million years ago lay protected in an area of 600 square kilometres.