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Petrified Wood Art

Petrified Wood Art

Art by nature, 200 million years in the making. Beautiful petrified wood from the American Southwest is turned into amazing art. One of America's most renowned lapidaries has sliced and polished this amazing wood-turned-rock to create some of the most beautiful sculptures you'll display in your home.

 

What is Petrified Wood?

The phrase, "petrified wood" literally means wood that had been turned to stone. Ancient fallen trees through the process of permineralization have had the formerly living material replaced with minerals while keeping the basic structure and form of the original organic substances. This process takes place when the wood has been buried in earth or ash and oxygen is not available to aid in decomposition. This process can take many millions of years.

 

The various minerals which comprise the final state give the pieces amazing colors. Chromium, copper, and cobalt create hues of green and blue, while iron oxides provide rich reds and browns. Manganese also adds pink and yellow coloration.

 

Petrified wood is found in many sites throughout the world. One of the most famous sites is The Petrified Forest near Holbrook, Arizona. There you will find amazing examples of this seemingly magical natural product on display. While the petrified wood within the National Park boundaries is not legal to own, the pieces offered for sale here were obtained legally from private sources in the USA and from other locations worldwide. Each piece in our collection has been professionally sliced and polished into wonderful and practical artistic displays.

 

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