Fossilised Wood Stand Up Branch End 15.3cm

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Dimensions: 15.3cm long, 14.4cm tall, 4cm deep
Ref: 14115
Price: £49.00

Fossil Wood Branch, fossil for sale from Madagascar.

This magnificent Fossilised Wood Branch Stand Up measuring 15.3cm long displays gorgeous colours and unique patterns. 

The wood was cut from a large Fossil Wood log, leaving an exposed face which has been beautifully hand-polished, as well as a polished cut base.

The edges of this natural Fossil Wood Branch are rough fossilised bark.

Displaying striking cream, brown, and grey tones, the patterns of this Petrified Wood Branch are truly mesmerising. 

This piece also displays some sparkling Quartz crystals

What Is Fossil Wood Made Of? 

Fossil wood, otherwise known as Petrified Wood or Fossilised Wood, is a fossil of a tree, and is primarily composed of silicate minerals such as Jasper.

These ancient trees grew millions of years ago, and after death, the original wood material was replaced by colourful Jaspers, creating the Fossil Wood we find today.  

In fact, the term "Petrified Wood" means "wood turned into stone". 

How Is The Wood Fossilised? 

The process of fossilisation which forms Fossil Wood is termed permineralization, which describes how mineral replacements create these stunning fossils. 

  • Trees and plants grew millions of years ago.
  • The trees and plants died and their remains were buried in sediment such as volcanic ash or river sediment.
  • As the plants were encased in the sediment, they were protected from decay and remained preserved. 
  • Eventually, water rich in dissolved minerals, usually silicates, flowed through this sediment which contained the plant remains. 
  • These colourful minerals were precipitated out of the water into solid form, and entered the wood, replacing the original plant material.
  • Over time, the original wood material was completely replaced by these minerals, which were usually silicate minerals such as Quartz or Chalcedony

Where Does Fossil Wood Come From?

The Fossil Wood is sourced from Madagascar, from the the Araucaria tree, which is more commonly known as the Monkey Puzzle Tree.

We also have a large selection of fossil wood from India available. 

How Old Is Fossil Wood? 

Originating from the Triassic Period, this piece is 248 million years old and thus a spectacular historical item.

The Monkey Puzzle Tree population is in decline today, so here is a chance to own a living fossil from Madagascar.

Petrified Wood Crystal Healing Properties

Petrified Wood is believed to have many healing properties, including the ability to relieve tension and induce a sense of calm in its user.

Due to its connection to the Earth, Fossil Wood has a grounding aura and can increase feelings of security. 

A Stone of Transformation, Fossilised Wood is thought to help you to grow and develop into your ideal self.  

Fossil Wood Chakras

Fossilised Wood is heavily associated with the Root Chakra: it is believed to help root and ground its user during times of change and transition. 

Petrified Wood can also be used with the Third Eye Chakra, where it is thought to unlock ancient knowledge, wisdom, and insight. 

How Hard Is Fossil Wood? 

Measuring 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, this Jasper-based mineral is relatively hard and durable and resistant to scratching, but care should still be taken not to damage the crystal surface. 

To clean the crystal/fossil, simply use water and dry it afterwards with a soft cloth. 

Fossil Wood Collections

Due to the diversity of colour and pattern in each individual piece of Fossilised Wood, this type of fossil is incredibly popular in fossil collections worldwide. 

Crystal healers also prize this stone for the reported healing properties of Petrified Wood

Therefore, this large fossil display piece is perfect for both fossil collectors and crystal collectors

Buy Fossil Wood online now at Madagascan Direct. 

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