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Fossil Wood Sphere 5.2cm
Fossil Wood Spheres, fossils and crystals for sale from India.
This gorgeous Fossilised Wood Sphere measuring 5.2cm in diameter displays gorgeous colours and unique patterns.
The wood was cut from a large Fossil Wood log, and has been polished all over to create a smooth surface in a delightful sphere shape, with some natural pits and cavities.
Displaying a stunning kaleidoscope of vibrant colours, including streaks of deep red, brown, and white, the patterns of this Petrified Wood Sphere are truly mesmerising.
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 Does Petrified Wood Form?
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 Fossilised Wood Come From?
We have just received a new, unique batch of Fossil Wood sourced from Madhya Pradesh in India, where it is sometimes referred to as 'Trees of Stone'.
We also have a large selection of fossil wood from Madagascar available.
This particular piece was sourced from India.
How Old Is Petrified Wood?
It is estimated that the wood is 40 million years old.
Fossil 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 Petrified 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.
Fossilised 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 lovely Petrified Wood Sphere is perfect for both fossil collectors and crystal collectors.
Buy Fossil Wood online now at Madagascan Direct.