Petrified Wood is actually not fossilized at at! The organic is replaced by minerals (mineralized), keeping the original look of the wood, but with no organic wood remaining in the piece. They are a unique part of our history.
These pieces are a beautiful example of petrified wood and are very popular with collectors and hobbyists alike. Collected from Souris, Manitoba, Canada, these pieces have great definition and color. Each one is unique in shape, coloring and texture. The process is quite amazing and worth a look!
Petrified Wood, is considered to be an organic gemstone, meaning that it was once a living thing. Many people believe that working with an organic stone connects you to Mother Earth, helping to keep you grounded and calm. Petrified Wood is also thought to be a good stone to carry as a protection talisman, connecting to an individual person and keeping them safe from physical harm. In ancient times, a piece of petrified wood by the door was thought to protect against break ins.
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Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed.