ABOUT PETRIFIED WOOD
The products made from the petrified wood we sell comes from the area surrounding the Petrified Forest outside Holbrook, Arizona. This wood is the most colorful petrified wood in the world.
Around 225 million years ago, during the Triassic Era, the wood was covered up by either volcanic ash, volcanic mud-flows, sediments in lakes or materials washed in by violent floods. This prevented oxygen from reaching the wood and prevented decay. Silica dissolved in ground water got into the individual cells and chemically effected them taking on a variety of forms; agate, jasper, chalcedony or opal. The beautiful colors are caused by other minerals that are mixed with the silica. Iron Oxide stains the wood orange, rust, red or yellow. Maganese oxide produces blues, blacks or purple.
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