Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, July 25-31, 2010: Petrified Wood
Posted on 07/31/2010 9:41:09 PM PDT by cogitator
I just decided to go in a different direction for a change this week. I hope the commercial entities don't mind a bit of low-cost advertising.
Arizona Skies Meteorites
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Sticks In Stones Lapidary
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Ginkgo Gem Shop
The Lone Star Mine Shaft
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How was petrified wood formed?
It was scared stiff.
(Sorry, late night humor.)
He moves in his own way
I have a collection of about twenty pounds of petrified wood. I found the fossils where some real intellectual types had used them as rocks for a fire ring.
Picture # 2 is nearly both. The petrified wood has the colors of Mexican black/red opals. They are magnificant.
I bought a few slices of petrified wood at the Petrified Forest National Park shop, back in 1971. Image my surprise when I moved into a rental house in 1981 and there was a piece of beautifully colored petrified wood, weighing about 3 lbs, sitting on the fireplace mantle 9approx. 4 inches x 3 inches.
It now belongs to my granddaughter.
Oh, they are pretty.
I have a piece that is 2 1/2” x 6 to 8”. It has the bark on one side. It looks to be an oak tree. It even has bore holes. I love it because my mother loved petrified wood.
I mean 2 1/2’ x 6”to 8”. Sorry!
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